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October 2014

October 2014

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

**Please send questions in advance. There is a link on the registration page Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer for your convenience.**

Featured Speakers:

Advancing Environmental Justice Thru Research, Community Organizing, and Advocacy
WE ACT For Environmental Justice (WE ACT)

Peggy M. Shepard
Peggy M. Shepard

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.

Community-Based Strategies to Reduce Children’s Second Hand Smoke Exposure
The Johns Hopkins University

Cynthia Rand
Cynthia Rand

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.

Predicting, Preventing and Treating Developmental Toxic Risks from Environmental Exposures Using Animal Models of Neurobehavioral Function
Duke University

Lisa Cicutto
Lisa Cicutto

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.

Community-based Participatory Research in an Agricultural Community
University of Washington

Beti Thompson
Beti Thompson

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.

University of California, San Francisco

Tracey J. Woodruff
Tracey J. Woodruff

Richard Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov); 703-347-8051
Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

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Additional info: Webinar Overview
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