The University of Maine at Augusta will host a webinar with a panel of experts on drinking water quality and health inequalities.

Date: Wednesday November 10 noon to 1:30 p.m.

THElocation: Virtual webinar

This event is open to the public, however, an RSVP is required. To register for this event and receive the Zoom link, please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/3jpRuUT8tRwpiLtcA.

Program: The Health Equity Dialogues on November 10 will be a moderated panel discussion on the quality of drinking water, including common water contaminants and the environmental inequalities that prevail in Maine with regard to the quality of water. ‘potable water. Representatives from environmental health advocacy, drinking water regulation, and education and policy initiatives regarding drinking water contamination will participate in the dialogue.

Speakers will include:

Rose Lundy, health reporter at Maine Monitor

Leo Waterston, MA, program director for the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute and project director for the Maine Lung Cancer Coalition

Sarah Woodbury, Director of Advocacy, Defend our Health

Andrew E. Smith, SM, ScD, State Toxicologist and Director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Program, Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Amy Lachance, Maine Drinking Water Program Manager, DHHS Environmental and Community Health Division

Health equity is the principle of justice that everyone should have an equal opportunity to achieve health. The goal of the health equity dialogues is to bring together and connect academics, community members, public health professionals and health professionals across divisions and disciplinary silos to work on High priority community health challenges in Maine.

The Health Equity Dialogues are co-organized by Drs. Kate Darling and Valerie Rubinsky of the Social Science Program, the Maine Public Health Association and the Women Invigorating Curriculum and Cultivating Diversity Committee of the UMA. Additional co-sponsors include a UMA Student Success Mini-Grant.

Please contact Audrey McGee ([email protected]) for more information or for disability access needs for the event.

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