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Your Home, Your Health

Reprinted from the NIEHS Environmental Factor.

15 September 2008
Cincinnati, Ohio
University of Cincinnati

NIEHS and University of Cincinnati Host Environmental Health Town Hall Meeting

The September 15 town hall meeting, "Your Home, Your Health, Your Voice," was about empowerment for individuals dealing with environmental exposures, and it was held appropriately in a monument to empowerment during extreme adversity, the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The meeting was jointly sponsored by NIEHS and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG). The event featured talks by experts at UC to help residents understand better the exposures they face each day and to offer practical ideas about how individuals can improve aspects of their health related to those exposures.

Asthma and the Air We Breathe

13 July 2007
Charlotte, North Carolina
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Charlotte Town Meeting on Air Quality & Health Disparities: Public Invited to Help Set Research Agenda

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church joined with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and American Health Strategies in holding a town meeting in Charlotte to discuss ongoing and new ways to improve air quality among minority populations.

Research has consistently shown that African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans are more likely to develop chronic respiratory illnesses, including asthma when compared to white Americans. In addition, minorities are more likely to have poor outcomes associated with chronic respiratory illnesses. Differences in exposure to ozone and other pollutants may contribute to the disparities observed in disease prevalence and severity. It is time to clear the air. The Charlotte Town Meeting on Air Quality and Health Disparities was open to the public.

NIEHS director, Dr. David Schwartz, was the keynote speaker for the meeting. The NIEHS has a noted tradition of supporting research relevant to understanding health disparities and concerns of disadvantaged communities. Congressional staff, state and local representatives, researchers and leaders in the medical and public health community participated in the community forum.

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11 September 2005
Durham, North Carolina
International Neurotoxicolgy Conference

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25-26 February 2005
Long Beach, California
Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center (USC & UCLA)

Impact of Urban Sprawl on Health in the Inner City

16 December 2004
Atlanta, Georgia
Crystal James Associates and Morehouse College

Morehouse Press Release (72KB)

Environmental Health Concerns in Hawaii

14 February 2004
Honolulu, Hawaii
University of Hawaii and University of Arkansas

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3 June 2003
Children's Memorial Institute for Education & Research, Chicago
American Lung Association of Chicago

Airborne Threats to Human Health: The latest Findings on Fine Particle Pollution - What you and Your Family Need to Know About Air Pollution and How It Affects Your Health

21 April 2003
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York
American Lung Association of New York State and State University of NY-Upstate Medical

Oceans and Human Health

27-28 February 2003
Maritime and Science Technology High School, Miami
University of Miami's Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center Florida International University and the University of Miami

Voices of Diversity in the Environment and Health

7-8 January 2003
San Antonio Town Meeting
Air Force Institute for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Risk Analysis, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, University of Texas Health Science Center, Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation

Voices for a Healthy Community - Breast Cancer and the Environment

7-8 October 2002
Marin County and San Rafael, California
Marin Cancer Watch Organization, NIEHS Berkeley Center, Community Outreach and Engagement Program and University of California, Berkeley

Children's Environmental Health Public Forum, Paso Del Norte Heavy Metal Exposure

1-2 February 2002
Tomas Rivera Conference Center
University of Texas at El Paso

Voices for Healthy Environments, Healthy Communities, Healthy Jobs

7-8 December 2001
First Church of God, Los Angeles
Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center (USC/UCLA)

Public Meeting on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: Airing on the Environmental Health Issues

16 November 2001
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
University of Iowa College of Public Health

Neighborhood Environmental Health

19-20 October 2001
Houston, Texas
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Meeting on Chromium VI

14 January 2001
Glendale City Hall, Glendale, California
City of Glendale

Voices for Healthy Environments, Healthy Communities

29-30 September 2000
Mt Zion Baptist Church, Seattle, WA
University of Washington

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9 July 1999
Chicago, Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago

Health Disparities

26 May 1999
Baltimore, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University

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19 February 1999
Berkeley, California
University of California at Berkeley

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19-20 January 1999
Cincinnati, Ohio
University of Cincinnati

Air, Soil, and Water Pollution: Environmental Health Implications

17-18 November 1998
Nashville, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University

Urban Environmental Health

17-18 September 1998
Piscataway, NJ
UMDNJ and Rutgers

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