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May 17, 2022 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extending the comment period for the draft outline for its 2022 Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan. The 2022 Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan will serve as a guide to confront environmental and health disparities and implement a multifaceted approach that will serve vulnerable populations and communities disproportionately impacted by environmental burdens. Comments are now due by June 18, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 25, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on June 8-9, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern each day. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life while saving money. Agenda items include deliberation on systematic reviews of the literature on cancer screening; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; social determinants of health; mental health; and substance abuse.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 8, 2022 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcing the draft outline for its 2022 Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan. The 2022 Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan will serve as a guide to confront environmental and health disparities and implement a multifaceted approach that will serve vulnerable populations and communities disproportionately impacted by environmental burdens. HHS is seeking feedback on questions related to environmental justice core principles, strategic elements, priority actions identified in the outline, and research data and tools to address environmental justice and social determinants of health. Comments are due by May 19, 2022.
Source: Federal Register