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National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures

Map of Community Conversations

Over a thousand people joined more than 50 community conversations from May through June 2010, to offer input on public health and chemical exposure issues. Mouseover an icon on this map for information on the community conversation(s) held in that location. Click on the map to visit the National Environmental Health Association’s Web site, where summary reports from each conversation are available.

Location: Lakeport, CA
Convener(s): Sarah Ryan/Big Valley Rancheria EPA
Date of conversation: July 23, 2010                          
Participants: 16 Location: Vorhees, NJ (teleconference) 
Convener: Mary Lamielle/National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc. 
Date of conversation: June 28, 2010 
Participants: 9 Location: Madison, WI 
Convener: Maria Powell/Madison Environmental Justice Organization/Verona Justice Coalition 
Date of conversation: June 16, 2010
Participants: 12 Location: Seattle, WA 
Convener: Urban Wilderness Project and Bethany United Church of Christ 
Date of conversation: June 23, 2010 Participants: 6 Location: Renton, WA 
Convener: Margaret Shield/Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County 
Date of conversation: June 23, 2010
Participants: 22 Location: San Antonio, TX 
Convener: Kyle Cunningham/San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department-Public Center for Environmental Health/Co-hosted by US Representative Charles A. Gonzalez 
Date of conversation: June 24, 2010 
Participants: 13 Location: South Philadelphia, PA 
Convener: Project for Environmental Health, Knowledge, Action, Inc./Right to Know Committee 
Date of conversation: June 16, 2010 
Participants: 25 Location: Salem, OR 
Convener: Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis/Oregon Environmental Council 
Date of conversation: June 2, 2010 
Participants: 6 Location: Hood River, OR 
Convener: Maye Thompson/Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility 
Date of conversation: June 10, 2010 
Participants: 9 Location: Grants Pass, OR 
Convener: Lisa Arkin/Oregon Toxics Alliance
Date of conversation: April 30, 2010
Participants: 26 Location: Eugene, OR 
Convener: Lisa Arkin/Oregon Toxics Alliance 
Date of conversation: June 7, 2010 
Participants: 26 Location: Astoria, OR 
Convener: Maye Thompson/Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility 
Date of conversation: June 20, 2010 
Participants: 15 Location: Fairfield, OH 
Convener: Dr. HeeKyoung Chun at Cincinnati Korean American School (CKAS) 
Date of conversation: May 15, 2010 
Participants: 30 Location: Columbus, OH 
Convener: Paul Rosile/Ohio Environmental Health Association 
Date of conversation: April 21-22, 2010 
Participants: 60 Location: Bryan, OH 
Convener: Sherry Fleming/Williams County Alliance
Date of conversation: June 14, 2010
Participants: 13 Location: Bellevue, OH 
Convener: Ed Hemeyer 
Date of conversation: June 1, 2010 
Participants: 20 Location: Rochester, NY 
Convener: Katrina Smith Korfmacher/University of Rochester Medical Center Environmental Health Sciences Center 
Date of conversation: May 24, 2010 
Participants: 15 Location: Marlton, NJ 
Convener: Eileen Lubertazzo 
Date of conversation: June 11, 2010 
Participants: 9 Location: Kinnelon, NJ 
Convener: Chris Colabella 
Date of conversation: June 18, 2010 
Participants: 18 Location: Freehold, NJ 
Convener: Jeane Covington/Macedonia-Freehold Church
Date of conversation: June 7, 2010
Participants: 23 Location: Crow Agency, MT 
Convener: Crow Environmental Health Steering Committee, the Apsaalooke Water and Wastewater Authority, the Indian Health Service Hospital, and the Center for Native Health Partnerships 
Date of conversation: June 29-30, 2010 
Participants: 85 Location: Orlando, FL 
Convener: Ken Zarker/National Pollution Prevention Roundtable/Sierra Club of Central FL 
Date of conversation: May 26, 2010
Participants: 8 Location: Anaheim, CA 
Convener: Michael Bailey/People First Orange County
Dates of conversations: May 12 & June 9
Participants: 20 Location: Biloxi, MS 
Convener: Biloxi Branch NAACP (Gulf Coast Resource Institute) 
Date of Conversation: June 24, 2010 
Participants: 12 

Location: Biloxi, MS 
Convener: Hijra House 
Date of conversation: June 27, 2010 
Participants: 8 Location: New Brighton, MN 
Convener: Cathi Lyman-Onkka
Date of conversation: May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2010 
Participants: 3 Location: SW Detroit, MI 
Convener: Tiffany Hartung/Sierra Club/Karmanos Cancer Institute 
Date of conversation: May 26, 2010 
Participants: 50 Location: Silver Spring, MD 
Convener: Megan Latshaw/Association of Public Health Laboratories 
Date of conversation: May 27, 2010 
Participants: 10 Location: Portland, ME 
Convener: Amanda Sears/Environmental Health Strategy Center 
Date of conversation: June 17, 2010 
Participants: 18 Location: Wichita, KS 
Convener: Debra Diane Hahn 
Date of conversation: June 7, 2010 
Participants: 8 Location: Wapello, IA
Convener: Alana L. Poage/Louisa County Public Health, et al. 
Date of conversation: June 21-30, 2010 
Participants: 18 Location: Gary, IN 
Convener: Ellen Szarleta/Community Action for a Renewed Environment Project – City of Gary (CARE project) 
Date of conversation: June 28, 2010 
Participants: 52 Location: Decatur, IL 
Convener: Susan Renee Ferre/R.I.P.P.L.E.S.
Date of conversation: June 24, 2010
Participants: 6 Location: Boise, ID 
Convener: Megan Keating/Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Environmental Health and Assessment Program 
Date of conversation: June 10, 2010 
Participants: 13 Location: Savannah, GA 
Convener: Dr. Mildred McClain/The Harambee House, Inc./Citizens for Environmental Justice 
Date of conversation: April 8, 2010 
Participants: 20 Location: Vero Beach, FL 
Convener: Juliane R. Price/ Indian River County Health Department 
Date of conversation: April 1, 2010 
Participants: 25 Location: Mobile, AL 
Convener: Nancy Swan 
Date of conversation: June 12, 15 & 17, 2010 
Participants: 27 Location: Wethersfield, CT 
Convener: Hilary Norcia/Central Connecticut Health District 
Date of conversation: June 14, 2010 
Participants: 14 Location: Ross, CA 
Convener: Lisa Wertheim/Teens Turning Green 
Date of conversation: June 17, 2010 
Participants: 45 Location: Austin, TX
Convener: Janie Fields/Children’s Environmental Health Institute and Children’s Optimal Health
Date of conversation: June 21, 2010
Participants: 18 Location: Tomah, WI
Convener: Jan Path/Tomah Memorial Hospital
Date of conversation: June 28, 2010
Participants: 8 Location: San Francisco, CA
Convener: Michael Kent/Contra Costa Health Services, San Francisco Public Health Department
Date of conversation: June 17, 2010
Participants: 13 Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Convener: Wynetta Wright/Eastside Environmental Council, Inc. 
Date of conversation: June 30, 2010	
Participants: 11 Location: Aquinnah, MA
Convener: Lisa Nagy/The Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance Inc.
Date of conversation: June 30, 2010
Participants: 18 Location: Vineyard Haven, MA
Convener: Lisa Nagy/The Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance Inc.
Date of conversation: 
Participants: 28 Location: Waltham, MA
Convener: Lisa Nagy/The Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance Inc.	
Date of conversation: June 28, 2010
Participants: 48 Location: Brooklyn, NY
Convener: UPROSE and Si Se Puede
Date of conversation: July 7, 2010
Participants: 14 Location: Lawrence and Nassau County, NY
Convener: Donald Hassig/Cancer Action NY
Date of conversation: July 10, 2010
Participants: 4 Location: Cleveland, OH
Convener: Mark McLain/Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Environmental Health Watch, Earth Day Coalition
Date of conversation: June 24, 2010
Participants: 21

Location: Cleveland, OH
Convener: Mark McLain/ Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Environmental Health Watch, Earth Day Coalition
Date of conversation: July 15, 2010
Participants: 31 Location: Oakland, California
Conveners: Contra Costa Health Services and San Francisco Public Health Department
Date of conversation: March 31, 2010                    
Participants: 6

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Location: Mobile, AL
Convener: Nancy Swan
Date of conversations: June 12, 15 & 17, 2010
Participants: 27

Location: Anaheim, CA
Convener: Michael Bailey/People First Orange County
Dates of conversations: May 12 & June 9
Participants: 20

Location: Lakeport, CA
Convener: Sarah Ryan/Big Valley Rancheria EPA
Date of conversation: July 23, 2010
Participants: 16

Location: Oakland, California
Conveners: Contra Costa Health Services and San Francisco Public Health Department
Date of conversation: March 31, 2010
Participants: 6

Location: Ross, CA
Convener: Lisa Wertheim/Teens Turning Green
Date of conversation: June 17, 2010
Participants: 45

Location: San Francisco, CA
Convener: Michael Kent/Contra Costa Health Services, San Francisco Public Health Department
Date of conversation: June 17, 2010
Participants: 13

Location: Wethersfield, CT
Convener: Hilary Norcia/Central Connecticut Health District   
Date of conversation: June 14, 2010
Participants: 14

Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Convener: Wynetta Wright/Eastside Environmental Council, Inc.
Date of conversation: June 30, 2010
Participants: 11

Location: Orlando, FL
Convener: Ken Zarker/National Pollution Prevention Roundtable/Sierra Club of Central FL
Date of conversation: May 26, 2010
Participants: 8

Location: Vero Beach, FL
Convener:  Juliane R. Price/ Indian River County Health Department
Date of conversation: April 1, 2010
Participants: 25

Location: Savannah, GA
Convener: Dr. Mildred McClain/The Harambee House, Inc./Citizens for Environmental Justice
Date of conversation: April 8, 2010
Participants: 20

Location: Boise, ID
Convener: Megan Keating/Idaho Department of Health and Welfare , Environmental Health and Assessment Program
Date of conversation: June 10, 2010
Participants: 13

Location: Decatur, IL
Convener: Susan Renee Ferre/R.I.P.P.L.E.S.
Date of conversation: June 24, 2010
Participants: 6

Location: Gary, IN
Convener: Ellen Szarleta/Community Action for a Renewed Environment Project – City of Gary (CARE project)
Date of conversation: June 28, 2010
Participants: 52

Location: Wapello, IA
Convener: Alana L. Poage/Louisa County Public Health, et al.
Date of conversation: June 21-30, 2010
Participants: 18

Location: Wichita, KS
Convener: Debra Diane Hahn
Date of conversation: June 7, 2010
Participants: 8

Location: Portland, ME
Convener: Amanda Sears/Environmental Health Strategy Center
Date of conversation: June 17, 2010
Participants: 18

Location: Silver Spring, MD
Convener: Megan Latshaw/Association of Public Health Laboratories
Date of conversation: May 27, 2010
Participants: 10

Location: Aquinnah, MA
Convener: Lisa Nagy/The Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance Inc.
Date of conversation: June 30, 2010
Participants: 18

Location: Vineyard Haven, MA
Convener: Lisa Nagy/The Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance Inc.
Date of conversation:
Participants: 28

Location: Waltham, MA
Convener: Lisa Nagy/The Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance Inc. 
Date of conversation: June 28, 2010
Participants: 48

Location: SW Detroit, MI
Convener: Tiffany Hartung/Sierra Club/Karmanos Cancer Institute
Date of conversation: May 26, 2010
Participants: 50

Location: New Brighton, MN
Convener: Cathi Lyman-Onkka
Date of conversation: May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2010
Participants: 3

Location: Biloxi, MS
Convener: Biloxi Branch NAACP (Gulf Coast Resource Institute)
Date of Conversation: June 24, 2010
Participants: 12

Location: Biloxi, MS
Convener: Hijra House
Date of conversation: June 27, 2010
Participants: 8

Location: Crow Agency, MT
Convener: Crow Environmental Health Steering Committee, the Apsaalooke Water and Wastewater Authority, the Indian Health Service Hospital, and the Center for Native Health Partnerships
Date of conversation: June 29-30, 2010
Participants: 85

Location: Freehold, NJ
Convener: Jeane Covington/Macedonia-Freehold Church
Date of conversation: June 7, 2010
Participants: 23

Location: Kinnelon, NJ
Convener: Chris Colabella
Date of conversation: June 18, 2010
Participants: 18

Location: Marlton, NJ
Convener: Eileen Lubertazzo
Date of conversation: June 11, 2010
Participants: 9

Location: Vorhees, NJ (teleconference)
Convener: Mary Lamielle/National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.
Date of conversation: June 28, 2010
Participants: 9

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Convener: UPROSE and Si Se Puede
Date of conversation: July 7, 2010
Participants: 14

Location: Lawrence and Nassau County, NY
Convener: Donald Hassig/Cancer Action NY
Date of conversation: July 10, 2010
Participants: 4

Location: Rochester, NY
Convener: Katrina Smith Korfmacher/University of Rochester Medical Center Environmental Health Sciences Center
Date of conversation: May 24, 2010
Participants: 15

Location: Bellevue, OH
Convener: Ed Hemeyer
Date of conversation: June 1, 2010
Participants: 20

Location: Bryan, OH
Convener: Sherry Fleming/Williams County Alliance
Date of conversation: June 14, 2010
Participants: 13

Location: Cleveland, OH
Convener: Mark McLain/Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Environmental Health Watch, Earth Day Coalition
Date of conversation: June 24, 2010
Participants: 21

Location: Cleveland, OH
Convener: Mark McLain/ Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Environmental Health Watch, Earth Day Coalition
Date of conversation: July 15, 2010
Participants: 31

Location: Columbus, OH
Convener: Paul Rosile/Ohio Environmental Health Association
Date of conversation: April 21-22, 2010
Participants: 60

Location: Fairfield, OH
Convener: Dr. HeeKyoung Chun at Cincinnati Korean American School (CKAS)
Date of conversation: May 15, 2010
Participants: 30

Location: Astoria, OR
Convener: Maye Thompson/Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date of conversation: June 20, 2010
Participants: 15

Location: Eugene, OR
Convener: Lisa Arkin/Oregon Toxics Alliance
Date of conversation: June 7, 2010
Participants: 26

Location: Grants Pass, OR
Convener: Lisa Arkin/Oregon Toxics Alliance
Date of conversation: April 30, 2010
Participants: 26

Location: Hood River, OR
Convener: Maye Thompson/Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date of conversation: June 10, 2010
Participants: 9

Location: Salem, OR
Convener: Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis/Oregon Environmental Council
Date of conversation: June 2, 2010
Participants: 6

Location: South Philadelphia, PA
Convener: Project for Environmental Health, Knowledge, Action, Inc./Right to Know Committee
Date of conversation: June 16, 2010
Participants: 25

Location: Austin, TX
Convener: Janie Fields/Children’s Environmental Health Institute and Children’s Optimal Health
Date of conversation: June 21, 2010
Participants: 18

Location: San Antonio, TX
Convener: Kyle Cunningham/San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department-Public Center for Environmental Health/Co-hosted by US Representative Charles A. Gonzalez
Date of conversation: June 24, 2010
Participants: 13

Location: Renton, WA
Convener: Margaret Shield/Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County
Date of conversation: June 23, 2010
Participants: 22

Location: Seattle, WA
Convener: Urban Wilderness Project and Bethany United Church of Christ
Date of conversation: June 23, 2010
Participants: 6

Location: Madison, WI
Convener: Maria Powell/Madison Environmental Justice Organization/Verona Justice Coalition
Date of conversation: June 16, 2010
Participants: 12

Location: Tomah, WI
Convener: Jan Path/Tomah Memorial Hospital
Date of conversation: June 28, 2010
Participants: 8

 
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