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Children’s Environmental Health Summit

October 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Center for Rural Development
2292 South U.S. 27
KY 42501

The Kentucky Department for Public Heath (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services(CHFS), in collaboration with the Kentucky Population Health Institute, is hosting the fourth annual Children’s Environmental Health Summit on Oct. 10 (National Children’s Environmental Health Day) at The Center for Rural Development.

This free event will provide an overview of issues impacting children’s health in Kentucky and spotlight ongoing efforts to protect young people.

Topics to be addressed during the summit include: environmental impacts on children’s health, water quality, and safety of Kentucky families in and out of Appalachia. This year’s keynote speaker will feature Doug Farquhar, from the National Conference of State Legislatures, who will discuss children’s exposures and policy.

Breakout sessions will include discussions on citizen science, e­cigarette and vaping use among youth, children’s dental health, childhood immunizations, the Youth Behavioral Risk Survey, lead, radon and poisons, adverse childhood experiences (ACE), and trauma informed care.

Registration for the day­long summit is free of charge and will include a free working lunch with round table discussions on environmental topics and networking. Environmental health professionals, healthcare practitioners, public health specialists, school personnel and representatives from child health organizations are encouraged to attend.

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