Citizens' Advisory Committees
CDC learned early in its work that community participation contributes to the success of our projects and increases the public’s confidence in the results. Therefore, CDC helped form citizen advisory groups, which foster an open and reciprocal communication process between potentially affected community members and our researchers.
Currently, CDC and ATSDR have four advisory committees in place. These committees play a major role in developing the site-specific public health approaches that address community and worker health concerns related to past and current exposures to radiation and related toxicants from these sites. These advisory committees work with CDC every step of the way as we design and conduct dosimetry, epidemiologic, and risk assessment research at these facilities.
Existing Citizen Advisory Committees:
- Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee (led by ATSDR)