Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Coordinated School Health - Clean, Green and Healthy Schools Webinar - Jan 12

The Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, and the Health Resources and Services Administration,  Region VIII, in collaboration with other Federal partners have teamed up to provide the webinar series titled "Improving Children’s Health through Federal Collaboration."

The collaborative is seeking to address school health programs, which are often a result of a “patchwork” of policies and programs with differing standards, requirements, and populations to be served. Managed by professionals from multiple disciplines: education, nursing, social work, psychology, nutrition, and school administration, each brings different expertise, training, and approaches.

The collaborative indicates purpose of this webinar series is to encourage coordination, collaboration and information sharing across government agencies and organizations, health care providers, educators, and the general public in addressing children’s health issues.

Please save these dates and join us for the following FREE webinars the 2nd Thursday of every month from 4 PM to 5:30 PM EST (2 PM to 3:30 PM MST). For additional information about each of the webinars, including registration information, please visit:

  • November 10, 2011 – Children Grow Best in Healthy Environments
  • December 8, 2011 – Pediatric Environmental Health Resources for Community Health Professionals
  • January 12, 2012 – Coordinated School Health: Clean, Green and Healthy Schools
  • February 9, 2012 – Obesity Prevention
  • March 8, 2012 – Affordable Care Act
  • April 12, 2012 – Communities Working Together for Better Health
  • May 10, 2012 – Successful Asthma Management
  • June 14, 2012 – Healthy Homes
  • July – No Webinar This Month
  • August 9, 2012 – Children’s Environmental Health Research
  • September 13, 2012 – National Children’s Study
For any questions, contact Alicia Aalto, Children's Environmental Health Coordinator US EPA Region 8 (8P-SA) at


  1. This is such a good idea. We need to make our schools safer for the children. I found out here that some labs still use asbestos. It absolutely blew my mind. I look forward to staying involved in the discussion about cleaning up schools.

  2. Wow JMercer, I can't believe they still have that terrible chemical around our Nation's children. I knew someone who died of mesothelioma (the cancer from asbestos). I was reading that site and found another astounding article--about how asbestos is still a huge global business because developing countries still import and use it in construction! You can read the article here: