Breaking the Cycle of Disparities in Tribal Children's Environmental Health AND How the Tribal Exchange Network Group Can Support Your Environmental Data Needs
From ITEP Team
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American Indian/Alaska Natives have the highest rate of heat-related deaths compared to other racial/ethnic groups in the US, and climate change will likely raise these rates for everyone. Moreover, children in communities of color are at greater risk for exposure to toxins like lead and other environmental contaminants. This presentation will describe the EPA-supported Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units, which function as regional centers of expertise in children’s environmental health that can assist tribal governments and communities with health concerns related to environmental exposures. In addition, highschool and college students can receive funding and travel for research projects that focus on the impact of environmental factors on children’s health. The presentation will include examples of PEHSU’s community engagement work as well as provide opportunities for tribal environmental health assistance. This session will be an in-person powerpoint presentation. Presenter: Susan Buchanan, Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health
How the Tribal Exchange Network Group Can Support Your Environmental Data Needs
What is the Exchange Network (EN)? Who is the Tribal Exchange Network Group (TXG)? Join us in this 90-minute session to discuss these topics and learn more about the support available to tribes to expand environmental data management capacity. Meet TXG members and learn more about EN grants, peer-to-peer mentoring, training, and other opportunities for tribes in the Exchange Network. Attendees are encouraged to share their environmental data management needs and goals with TXG members and support staff. Presenters: Ashley Gries, ITEP and Frank Harjo, Muscogee Nation
This presentation was delivered as part of the Tribal Lands and Environment Forum in August 2022.