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Notice to Readers: Satellite Broadcast: Enhancing Environmental Health Services in the 21st Century

"Enhancing Environmental Health Services in the 21st Century," a live, interactive satellite program, will be broadcast Thursday, May 9, 2002, from 1:00--2:30 p.m., EST. During this program, environmental health services (EHS) experts will address six goals CDC developed in collaboration with its many environmental health partners to revitalize the EHS system. The program will highlight the issues, challenges, and activities facing the EHS system in the 21st century. The broadcast will feature a question-and-answer session in which participants nationwide can interact with CDC staff through toll-free telephone lines.

Environmental health services and sanitation have been an important part of public health in the United States for many decades. In recent years, the capabilities of the EHS system at state, tribal, territorial, and local levels have decreased. The emergence of many new issues and threats (e.g., Cryptosporidium in drinking water, hantavirus, E. coli O157:H7, West Nile virus, and domestic terrorism) underscore the need for a well-prepared EHS system and workforce that can anticipate, recognize, and respond to these types of threats.

This broadcast is designed for environmental health practitioners and managers, directors of health departments and other public health officials, environmental health program directors and managers, agriculture program directors and managers, food protection program directors and managers, public health nurses, environmental protection practitioners, policy makers, boards of health, academic institutions, national advocacy organizations, and civic leaders.

Additional information about the program is available at Registration is available at Assistance registering online is available at 800-418-7246 or 404-639-1292.

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