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EPA Public Listening Session to Frame National Agenda on the Environment and the Aging -- Public Participation Invited to Set Priorities for Research and Education
Release Date: 03/25/2003
John Millett email@example.com
(03/25/03) In a recently announced EPA initiative to protect older Americans from environmental health hazards, EPA Administrator Christie Whitman will convene the first in a series of public listening sessions to be held across the country. The public listening sessions are part of a nationwide effort to encourage public participation in the development of a National Agenda on the Environment and the Aging. The National Agenda will build on EPA’s ongoing aging research efforts, identify research gaps in environmental health, develop strategies to prepare for a rapidly aging population, and encourage older adults to volunteer in local environmental health awareness and improvement efforts. Future listening sessions are scheduled in San Antonio, Texas (April 8); Iowa City, Iowa (April 15); Pittsburgh, Pa. (April 23); Los Angeles, Calif. (April 29); and Baltimore, Md. (May 7).
WHO: Christie Whitman, EPA Administrator
- Larry Branch, PhD., Professor of Epidemiology, University of South Florida College of Public Health
Maureen S. Kelly, Executive Director, West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
- Dr. Rob Ambler, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
WHAT: Public Listening Session to develop a National Agenda on the Environment and the Aging
WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 2003, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Auditorium, University of South Florida College of Public Health
13201 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, Fla.
Call: 813-740-3888 ext. 233
For further information, visit the new EPA Aging Web site at www.epa.gov/aging or call 1-866-EPA-AGED (372-2433). The listening session is cosponsored by the University of South Florida and the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.