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Jul 23, 2024 - The National Advisory Council on Migrant Health (NACMH) will hold a virtual public meeting on October 22-23, 2024. Agenda items include discussions on topics related to migratory and seasonal agricultural worker health, including impacts of heat and wildfire smoke; farmworker data; and best practices for fostering partnerships between farmworkers, health centers, growers, and community organizations. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be published on the NACMH website. Requests for public comment should be sent to the Designated Federal Official at least 3 business days before the meeting.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 3, 2024 - Discusses the lack of electricity, and subsequently air conditioning, in homes during periods of extreme heat on the Navajo Nation. Details some of the obstacles accessing electricity and some of the entities that are working to overcome them.
Source: CNN
Jun 28, 2024 - The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) seeks comments on the final draft "FY2025-FY2028 NIEHS Strategic Plan: Health at the Intersection of People and Their Environments." Comments are due by July 21, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
May 24, 2024 - Call for papers related to rural health disparities and public health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Manuscripts may cover topics such as social determinants of health, environment, policy, community initiatives, and more. An inquiry including an abstract is due July 19, 2024. Inquiries accepted must submit a final manuscript by January 24, 2025.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention