Mar 31: Empowering Communities for a Healthy Tomorrow (part 1)

Empowering Communities: Part 1
Communities at Risk: Understanding the Impacts, Providing Strategies


Dr. Lyn Robertson will kick off the evening by sharing her expertise on a community-based approach to identifying cancer risks and prevention strategies.  Dr. Robertson is associate director of Cancer Community Outreach at the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (CEO-UPCI).  She and her team partner with UPMC CancerCenter staff to develop effective collaborative and supportive relationships with underserved (uninsured/underinsured, minorities, elderly, homeless/transitional living centers, rural and mentally/physically challenged) communities in western PA.  Following Dr. Robertson's presentation, we will have a panel discussion that addresses occupational health exposures and a movement to reduce toxic exposures and go "green" in several occupational settings.  The panel discussion features Dr. Allison Robinson, UPMC Director of Environmental Initiatives; Ms. Jackie Quimpo, owner of Clean Green Generation; and an owner of one of Pittsburgh's leading natural salons. 
7 - 9 p.m.  (doors open 6:30) at the Carnegie Science Center's Science Stage (One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212).  This is the first of a three-part series.  Register online for one ($10) or all three ($25) events.

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