NEHA presents a special training opportunity.

Position:National Environmental Health Association

Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools 2004 National Symposium

The National Environmental Health Association, in cooperation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), is offering a significant training opportunity for environmental health professionals working in city, county, or state health or environmental protection agencies, or individuals that have been active with community groups working on school health and safety issues. The U.S. EPA will host their 5th Annual Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools National Symposium on December 2-4, 2004, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Building on last year's success, the symposium will bring together school board officials, administrators, nurses, teachers, facility managers, school and health association members, parents, and others to discuss the affects of indoor air quality in our nation's schools.

IAQ Tools for Schools is a nationwide initiative to help school officials assess, resolve, and prevent indoor air quality problems and reduce exposure to asthma triggers in school facilities. Innovative sessions will address various topics associated with implementing an IAQ program in a school setting including communication strategies, mold remediation, facilities management, integrated pest management, new school construction, student performance, advocacy, financing, asthma management, and more. An awards ceremony will be held to honor schools with exemplary IAQ programs.

NEHA will select up to 30 people for training in Washington, D.C., with all expenses paid. This would include round-trip coach airfare, lodging at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, and a per diem allowance for meals. Travel to Washington, D.C. will be on Thursday, December 2nd.

The symposium will be conducted on the following schedule:

Thursday, December 2 (starting at 4:00 p.m.)

Friday, December 3 (full day)

Saturday, December 4 (3/4 of a day)

Your return home will be Saturday evening, December 4th.

Those wishing to participate should submit a letter of interest on agency letterhead with both an address and telephone number where you can be reached. The letter should address the following points:

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