Wednesday, August 4, 2010

National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures

The Community Conversations were a success!
Over a thousand people joined community conversations from April through June 2010, to offer input on public health and chemical exposure issues. Interested individuals held more than 50 conversations across the United States, and have submitted summary reports. A map with information on each community conversation is available.
What will we do with the summary reports of the community conversations?

The community conversation summary reports that conveners submitted are available on the National Environmental Health Association’sExternal Web Site Icon. Web site. In the next few months, the team will summarize major themes and ideas from the community conversations in a report that it will post online. This report will be the primary means for providing the results of the community conversations to the Leadership Council and work groups of the National Conversation.

The Leadership Council and work groups will approach the results of community conversations with two questions in mind: (1) Should certain issues or recommendations currently under consideration by the group be prioritized over others? and (2) Is the group failing to consider key issues or ideas that are important to the members of the public?
Now that community conversations have ended, can people still use the toolkit?

YES! Although the Community Conversation Toolkit was developed as part of the National Conversation project to assist hosts of local meetings gather input on public health and chemical exposure issues, it could be easily adapted for other purposes.

Do you have an idea for using the Community Conversation Toolkit? Please share your ideas with us at

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