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NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers 2014 Webinar Series: Connecting Science and Communities

Title: NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers 2014 Webinar Series
Date: October 8, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar

Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children’s environmental health.

Making Science Matter: Connecting Science and Communities
Overwhelming scientific evidence finds that environmental chemical exposures can adversely impact development and that certain communities can bear a greater burden of environmental exposures. There is a consistent need to connect science and communities, including working in collaboration to ensure the best science can support community goals and to ensure that scientific information is translated and communicated effectively to support community and society wide activities to reduce harmful chemical exposures. This webinar will present an overview of the science and examples of how community and scientists can work together to reduce harmful chemical exposures and improve health.

Featured Speakers:

Peggy M. ShepardPeggy M. Shepard
WE ACT For Environmental Justice (WE ACT)
Presentation Title: Advancing Environmental Justice Thru Research, Community Organizing, and Advocacy
Presentation Summary: This presentation will highlight the evolution, research and policy processes and outcomes of a community-based participatory research partnership that has had multi-level impacts on health policy concerning diesel bus emissions and related environmental justice issues.

Cynthia RandCynthia Rand
The Johns Hopkins University
Presentation Title: Community-Based Strategies to Reduce Children’s Second Hand Smoke Exposure
Presentation Summary: Dr. Rand’s presentation will discuss strategies, outcomes and challenges in doing community-based interventions to reduce children’s exposure to second-hand smoke. Specific examples of home-based and Head Start-based interventions will be discussed.

Lisa CicuttoLisa Cicutto
National Jewish Health
Presentation Title: Exciting Youth About Air Quality
Presentation Summary: This presentation will highlight activities going on in schools and communities to engage youth related to air quality and health. It will highlight how the work has coordinated, supported and extended the work of community partners.

Beti ThompsonBeti Thompson
University of Washington
Presentation Title: Community-based Participatory Research in an Agricultural Community
Presentation Summary: This presentation will highlight the community outreach being done in agricultural communities in Washington State regarding pesticide exposure. Using a CBPR-based approach, the researchers have formed a close relationship with farmworkers to collect data and provide feedback on urinary pesticide metabolites.

Tracey J WoodruffTracey J. Woodruff
University of California, San Francisco
Discussion Moderator

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