Oct 6: Creating Healthy Communities conference

Dr. Sally Darney, current editor-in-chief of Environmental Health Perspectives at the NIEHS and former director at the EPA, will discuss how built and natural environments impact public health, and steps communities can take to create a more sustainable & healthy region. Health Education and Public Health CEUs available. 

National Keynote Speakers include:

Dr. Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, award-winning author, and writer of the blog Food Politics.

Dr. Robert Atkins serves as director of New Jersey Health Initiatives, a statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Their programs focus on creating a Culture of Health. 

Dr. Sally Darney is Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). She previously worked for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Dr. Maida Galvez, a board certified Pediatrician at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, is co-principal investigator and a designated New Investigator of an NIEHS and EPA funded research project entitled "Growing Up Healthy in East Harlem." .
Read the speakers' full bios and register for the conference here: http://bit.ly/2aAVhlx

In addition to national keynotes, local leaders will facilitate breakout sessions/workshops that address regional issues and priorities.

Conference topics will address regional air quality, food access and production, energy, asthma reduction, maternal and child health, transition from old economy to new (green) one, safe housing, and land use and land vacancy as it relates to food and sustainability of a neighborhood.

8:30-4 at the David Lawrence Convention Center.  Registration ($50) at WomenForAHealthyEnvironment.org

This conference is made possible through the generous support of the presenting sponsor Highmark Foundation, the Laurel Foundation, and media sponsor Pittsburgh Magazine.

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