Environmental Health Nexus (EH Nexus)

Webinars, Meetings and Conferences

Environmental Health Nexus (EH Nexus) webinars, meetings and conferences bring together subject matter experts from CDC and partner organizations to discuss environmental health topics that serve to inform public health professionals and the general public.

EH Nexus webinars, meetings and conferences will be broadcast on Zoom or Facebook, and closed captioning will be available through Streamtext. All EH Nexus events will be posted to the EH Nexus YouTube Playlist, and presentation slides will be available within this website shortly before the presentation date.

Upcoming Webinars, Meetings & Conferences

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Join us Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. for an engaging webinar entitled, Radon Awareness Week: National and State-Level Radon Risk Reduction Initiatives.

Radon is the leading environmental cause of cancer and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Radon is a radioactive gas naturally produced in the outdoor environment at very low levels. However, radon can build up in the air inside buildings and homes if it gets trapped inside. Breathing in these increased levels of radon over time can cause lung cancer. In recent decades, as smoking rates have declined, and environmental health concerns gain traction, national and state policies and initiatives have evolved to reduce the public health impact of radon.

This EH Nexus webinar hosted during CDC’s Radon Awareness Week (January 23-27), features two speakers representing national and state-level radon risk reduction initiatives:

Webinar Details

When:
Wednesday, January 25, 2023,
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Registration is free.
Closed captioning will be available.

A few minutes before the webinar begins, please click this link to register/join: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_f-GNqqWoQbS2nvxlNVhFZg

Upon receiving your registration confirmation email, enclosed will be your personalized connection link for usage on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.

Information will also be available for joining by phone, H.323/SIP rooms and international callers.

Speakers/Presenters

Katherine Pruitt, B.A. National Senior Director for Policy / American Lung Association

Katherine Pruitt, National Senior Director of Policy at the American Lung Association, and convenor of the National Radon Action Plan (NRAP) Leadership Council will present on these topics:

  • Background information on the National Radon Action Plan Leadership Council and the evolution of the National Radon Action Plan
  • An overview of NRAP 2021–2025’s goals, strategy, and progress
Jessica Maloney, B.S. Indoor Air and Radon Program Manager / Wisconsin Department of Health

Jessica Maloney, Indoor Air and Radon Program Manager for the Wisconsin Department of Health will discuss these topics:

  • Wisconsin’s new radon testing and mitigation requirements for state-licensed childcare centers
  • Wisconsin tribes addressing radon reduction statewide—an overview of radon initiatives recently implemented among indigenous communities
Additional Information

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact ehnexus@cdc.gov

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Workshop Agenda

Zoom allows a maximum of 1,000 participants. If you are not admitted into the Zoom meeting, please try again later in the day as we expect attendance will be dynamic. Also, the presentations will be available to view on the Environmental Health Nexus webpage approximately two weeks after the workshop.