Breakfast: Protecting Children’s Health in Disasters – October 25, 2019

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When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where:  2520 Caroline Street, 77004

Air Alliance Houston and Texas Children’s Hospital, in partnership with Harris County Public Health, are pleased to invite you to a breakfast discussion on protecting children’s health in environmental emergency situations.

Infants and children are particularly at risk from exposure to harmful air pollution releases during major storms, industrial disasters, and other emergencies. Some children, including those with underlying chronic lung conditions such as asthma, are especially vulnerable.

At this breakfast session, we will share information about the location of environmental health risks to children in the Houston area and discuss disaster preparedness and response, highlighting various resources available for health care providers. Providers will also learn about how to incorporate air quality into asthma action plans.

The speakers will include:

  • Dr. Bakeyah Nelson, Executive Director, Air Alliance Houston
  • Dr. Blythe Mansfield, Harris County Public Health
  • Dr. Brian Tison, MD, Vital Allergy & Asthma Center

A light breakfast and coffee will be served.

Please join us for this event on October 25, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.* Attendance is free, however, space is limited. Please register early to secure your seat.

For questions or more information, please contact Air Alliance Houston at [email protected] or 713.528.3779.

This event is sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital and organized in partnership with Harris County Public Health.
*Self-parking is available at the building next door, the John P. McGovern Commons Garage (also known as the waterfall building), located at 6550 Bertner Ave, Houston, TX 77030.