Tuesday, November 23, 2010

National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures Web Dialouge January 5-6, 2011



We are pleased to bring you the latest updates on the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures.

Draft Action Agenda: We want to hear from you!

The Leadership Council will share its draft action agenda for review and comment in mid-December, kicking off a month-long period of public engagement and discussion. In addition to providing specific comments on the draft Action Agenda, we hope you will participate in the second National Conversation WebDialogue on January 5-6, 2011. WebDialogue are an opportunity to learn from one another and form conclusions to share as part of the public comment process. After the WebDialogue, we encourage you to 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 to strengthen their reports and are submitting the final reports to the National Conversation Leadership Council this month. The reports will be posted on the RESOLVE Web site:

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 nationalconversation@cdc.gov for more information.

About the National Conversation
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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