Friday, October 16, 2009

CDC National Public Listening Session Set For Oct 28

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is sponsoring a National Conversation: Public Listening Session October 28, 2009 Atlanta, Georgia. Interested members of the public are invited to an open, facilitated discussion to exchange ideas and explore issues related to the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures. Join CDC for a listening session Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Athens Room at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.

Through the National Conversation, many individuals and organizations are helping to develop an action agenda that will outline steps the nation can take to achieve the vision that chemicals be used and managed in ways that are safe and healthy for all people. They look forward to exploring questions like:

How can we best protect all communities from harmful chemical exposure?
How can we gain more knowledge about the health effects of chemicals?
How do we ensure the public is involved in government decision-making?
How do we ensure that the National Conversation is successful?

National Center for Environmental Health/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) staff, RESOLVE (a non-profit organization) staff, and others involved in the National Conversation project will be in attendance to engage in discussion and collect participant input.

This free, public listening session will follow the National Environmental Public Health Conference. While pre-registration is closed for the conference, on-site registration will be available and conference keynote and plenary sessions will be available for free by webcast.

The National Conversation Team

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