Environmental Health Matters Initiative – Public Meeting July 11

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have launched an institution-wide initiative to transform how the nation addresses the complex issues associated with environmental health – a field that examines how the environment affects human health.  The multidisciplinary steering committee appointed for the initiative will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, July 11.

During the meeting, invited stakeholders will share their perspectives on what can be accomplished through this initiative as well as discuss their potential contributions.  National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt, National Academy of Engineering President C. D. Mote, Jr., and National Academy of Medicine President Victor Dzau will give opening remarks.

The Environmental Health Matters Initiative aims to bring together environmental, medical, social science, energy, engineering, and other areas expertise across the Academies, and involve leaders from government, corporate, and academic entities to explore the latest science, identify promising solutions, and create innovative pathways toward improving environmental health.  

DETAILS: The public meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 11, in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  Reporters who wish to attend should register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.  To watch the webcast or for more information about the initiative, click here.

Follow the conversation online using #EnviroHealthMatters.