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Protecting Children's Health for a Lifetime: Environmental Health Research Meets Clinical Practice and Public Policy

October 29-30, 2013
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

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October is Children’s Health Month and this October 29th and 30th, the EPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers will celebrate 15 years of the Children’s Centers program in a joint scientific meeting with clinicians at the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs).   The conference will bring together researchers, physicians, scientists, and representatives of professional organizations focused on children’s environmental health.  The conference theme is Protecting Children’s Health for a Lifetime: Environmental Health Research Meets Clinical Practice and Public Policy, and the primary goals are to:

  • Form connections between research findings, policy implications and clinical practice,
  • Explore how to better protect children from harmful environmental exposures, and
  • Identify innovative approaches for sharing findings with local communities, parents and the general public.

Since 1998, EPA and NIEHS have supported a network of research centers working to expand knowledge about how to improve children’s health and prevent disease and have invested nearly $200 million to fund more than 20 multidisciplinary centers since the program began. The Children’s Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (“Children’s Centers”) are directed by some of the nation’s leading children’s environmental health researchers.  The Centers form a collaborative network of researchers and pediatricians together with local communities, seeking ways to reduce children’s health risks, protect them from environmental threats, and promote their health and well-being in the communities where they live, learn, and play. These centers are part of EPA’s research program, Sustainable Healthy Communities. Within this program studies are geared toward promoting the community’s health and preserving the environment.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Children’s Centers and their collaborative network of research scientists, pediatricians, epidemiologists, and local communities, seeking ways to reduce children’s health risks, protect them from environmental threats, and promote their health and well-being in the communities where they live, learn, and play. These Centers are part of EPA’s research program, Sustainable Healthy Communities. Within this program studies are geared toward promoting the community’s health and preserving the environment.

The conference is being held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC and is sponsored by EPA’s Office of Research and Development, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection. The meeting is free and open to the public.

To learn more and to register, please visit http://www.epa.gov/ncer/events/#oct2913.

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