National Conversation on Public Health & Chemical Exposures

National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures.
You are invited to comment on the draft action agenda and participate in the second National Conversation WebDialogue on January 5-6, 2011.

The WebDialogue is an opportunity to learn from one another and form conclusions to share as part of the public comment process. After the WebDialogue, submit your written comments here by January 21, 2011. Register today for the WebDialogue!

The National Conversation Leadership Council is using the six work group reports, results of more than 50 Community Conversations, input from the April 2010 WebDialogue, listening sessions held with tribal members, and insights from partner organizations, including the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, to draft the action agenda.

Work Group Reports
Many thanks to those who provided comments on National Conversation draft work group reports during the September public comment period. Work groups used the comments in their reports and are submitting the final reports to the National Conversation Leadership Council. The reports will be posted on the RESOLVE Web site:
• Monitoring
• Scientific Understanding
• Policies and Practices
• Chemical Emergencies
• Serving Communities
• Education and Communication

Next Leadership Council Meeting
The Leadership Council will hold its next meeting on December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. To observe the meeting in person or by telephone, please contact for more information.

About the National Conversation
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 engaging in discussions about strengthening our 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. You can still join the National Conversation on Facebook and Twitter. And if you have questions, just e-mail for answers.

– The National Conversation Team

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