Children's Environmental Health Summit 2018

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The Conference Center at Georgetown College

100 Crawford Drive

Georgetown, KY 40324

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health in collaboration with the Kentucky Population Health Institute, WEDCO District Health Department, and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Department of Environmental Health is hosting the Third Annual Children’s Environmental Health Summit on Thursday, October 11, 2018 (National Children's Environmental Health Day). The brief agenda is below. This Environmental Summit is funded through EnviroHealthLink, Kentucky’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, with additional sponsors including the University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences, Kentucky Environmental Lead program, Kentucky Asthma Partnership and Kentucky Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program.


The target audience includes: decision/policy makers, administrators, teachers, childcare personnel, pediatricians, nurses, academia, environmental educators and providers, community health workers, and state and local public health staff who help assure a safe school, home, play, preschool and community environment for children.

Topics that will be covered include adverse childhood events, JUUL and other POD systems, lead, child safety, preparedness, nutrition, prenatal exposure, asthma, rural health, healthy homes, built environment, green and healthy schools and childcare centers, community engagement, health equity, and more!

This event is approved or in the process for Continuing Education Credits:

  • Registered Sanitarians- approved 5.5 hours
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)-approved 6 hours
  • Early Care & Education Professional (ECE-TRIS) -approved 6 hours
  • Nursing Contact Hours -pending
  • EILA/ Effective Instructional Leadership Act -approved 6 hours
  • Registered Dietician-approved 3 hours
  • Social Worker-certificate can be provided for participant
  • Community Health Worker-certificate can be provided for participant

When registering, please select the ticket type based on CE credits for your profession (1 person will choose 1 for the credit type, NOT the number of credits you want to receive) or select ENV Summit - no CE if this does not apply:


Should you require overnight accommodations, please utilize this link to look at available options.


8:30 AM Registration Open, Environmental Posters Viewing

9:00 AM Welcome, Tom Prather, Mayor of Georgetown

9:05 AM Summit Overview and Purpose, Janie Cambron, EnviroHealthLink, Kentucky's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, Kentucky Department for Public Health

9:15 AM Opening Remarks, Rebecca Gillis, Director, Public Health Protection and Safety Division

9:30 AM “Adverse Childhood Experiences, Setting the Stage”-Dr. Connie White, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health, Cabinet for Health and Family Services

10:00AM TED Style Talk/Presentation

• “Teen Struggles Today”- Angela Woosley

10:30 AM Go Noodle Wellness Break (Nicole Barber Culp, Kentucky Department for Public Health)

10:45AM TED Style Talks/Presentations

• “JUUL and other POD Systems”-Elizabeth Hoagland
• “Asthma in Schools”-Eva Stone
• “Stuck on the Playground”-Monica Ridgeway

11:45 AM Highlight of Kentucky Children/Presentation of Environmental 2017 Poster Winners & Presentation of 2018 Environmental Poster Winners

12:15 PM “Children’s environmental health: Current issues and opportunities” Special Luncheon Presentation from Dr. David Dyjack, Executive Director, National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Moderator: Dr. Crystal Miller, Public Health Director, Wedco District Health Department

1:00 PM Breakout sessions

  • Healthy Homes: “Protecting the Ones We Love” -Holly West Canfield

  • Healthy Communities: “Mountain Air Project”-Beverly May

  • Healthy You: “Obesity and the Environment”-Dr. Maggie Murphy

1:45 PM Wellness Break

2:00 PM Breakout sessions

  • Healthy Homes: “Environmental Factors & Children’s Teeth”-Dr. Julie McKee

  • Healthy Communities: "Radon"- Dr. Luz Huntington-Moskos

  • Healthy You: “Prenatal Environmental Stressors”- Dr. Kelly Brunst

2:45 PM Special Presentation-Internet Safety: Online Sexual Exploitation and Prevention Lessons from the Front Line- Captain Jeremy Murrell, Commander, Kentucky State Police, Electronic Crimes Branch, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force

3:45 PM Plus Delta Wrap-Up and Door Prize Giveaway


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