Tuesday, September 21, 2010

National Leadership Council Extends Comment Period

Work group report comment period extended through September 27!

The National Conversation Leadership Council will meet Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 9:00am – 5:00pm (EDT) at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington D.C .

The Leadership Council will use this meeting to discuss key themes and recommendations to feature in the draft action agenda, drawing on draftwork group reports and the results of various stakeholder and public engagement activities. The meeting will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, limited by the space available. An opportunity for the public to listen to the meeting by phone will also be available. Please e-mail nationalconversation@cdc.gov if you are interested in observing the meeting in person or by phone.

As National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures draft work group reports are available for public comment. Comments will now be accepted through Monday, September 27, 2010. Six work group reports are posted, one on each of the following cross-cutting public health and chemical exposures topics:

Chemical EmergenciesEducation and Communication
MonitoringPolicies and Practices
Scientific Understanding
Serving Communities

The National Conversation is a collaborative initiative supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry through which many organizations and individuals are helping develop an action agenda for strengthening the nation’s approach to protecting the public’s health from harmful chemical exposures. RESOLVE, a non-profit independent consensus-building organization is facilitating the National Conversation process.

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