Children's Environmental Health Summit 2019

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The Center for Rural Development

2292 South Highway 27

Suite 300

Somerset, Kentucky 42501

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EARLY REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - YOU CAN STILL REGISTER, however, your nametag will be self-written.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health in collaboration with the Kentucky Population Health Institute, is hosting the Fourth Annual Children’s Environmental Health Summit on Thursday, October 10, 2019 (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.


The target audience includes: decision/policy makers, administrators, teachers, childcare personnel, pediatricians, nurses, academia, environmental educators, 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, water, e-cigarettes, lead, citizen science, immunizations, rural health, built environment, community engagement, and more!

Tickets are free, however, if your plans change and you can't attend the conference please let us know or your agency will be billed to cover costs associated with the conference.

This event is pending approval for Continuing Education Credits:

  • Registered Sanitarians
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Nursing Contact Hours
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Certificate of Attendance-can be provided by request 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, there is a hotel next to the Center for Rural Development. Please utilize to look at available options.


8:00 - 8:30 – Registration Open

8:30 - 8:45 – Kick-off and acknowledgement of sponsors – Cynthia D. Lamberth. KPHI

Welcome – Steve Kelly, Pulaski County Judge Exec.

8:45 – 9:10 – Dr. Connie White - Framing the Conference-How our Environment Impacts our Health”

9:10-10:10- Dr. Nicholas Newman, University of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital-: “Lead is not dead: An Update on childhood lead exposure”.

10:10-10:40- Dr. Jason Marion “The Impact of Water Aesthetics & Safety Perceptions on Water Consumption by Kentucky Families in & Out of Appalachia”

10:40-11:00 – Networking Break-Visit Vendor Booths

11:00 – 11:45 – Keynote Presentation Doug Farquhar, Children’s Exposures and Policy, National Conference of State Legislatures

11:45 – 12:45 – Lunch introducing Last Year’s Poster Contest Winner(s)

– Working Lunch with Round Table Discussions on environmental topics and Networking

12:45 -1:15- Creating One Environmental Focus (Breakout Sneak Peek) (5 min. each)

  • What is Citizen Science– Ellen Hahn
  • Elizabeth Hoagland-Vaping “What the Heck Were They Thinking?” –Elizabeth Hoagland
  • Environmental Factors and Children’s Dental Health-Dr.Julie McKee
  • The Truth about Children’s Immunizations-Erica Davis
  • #iCanendthetrend-Mindy Ickes
  • YBRSS-Nicole Barber-Culp

1:15 - 1:20 – Change rooms

1:20 – 2:00 – Breakout Round 1

  • Citizen Science Panel-Facilitated by Ellen Hahn- (Photo Voice- Kathryn Cardarelli and Rachel Sexton; Radon-Craig Wilmhoff; Study of Louisville’s Heat Island – Russ Barnett
  • The E-cigarette Epidemic Among Our Youth and Why You Should Be Concerned-Melinda Ickes, PhD
  • Youth Behavioral Risk Survey-Stephanie Bunge & Nicole Barber-Culp

2:00 – 2:05 – Change rooms

2:05– 2:45 – Breakout Round 2

  • Working Together toward E-cigarette Prevention –Mindy Ickes and Elizabeth Hoagland
  • Childhood Immunizations-Erica Davis
  • How to Obtain an Environmental Health History-Dr. Nick Newman

2:45 – 2:50 – Change rooms

2:50 - 3:30 – Breakout Round 3

  • Children’s Environmental Health-Lead, Radon and Poisons-Doug Farquhar
  • Environmental Factors Affecting Children’s Teeth-Dr. Julie McKee
  • Dr. Connie White-Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Care

3:30 - 4:00– Children’s Health; Fitness and Nutrition – Nicole Culp, Go Noodle and healthy snacks

4:00-4:30- Closing Thoughts, Evaluation, Prizes and Thanks

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The Center for Rural Development

2292 South Highway 27

Suite 300

Somerset, Kentucky 42501

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