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Children’s Environmental Health Virtual Meeting

April 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


The Regional Environmental Health Specialists of Children’s Environmental Health will be conducting a virtual regional educational meeting on April 19, 2022 from 9 am – 3:30 pm. Child Care Health Consultants and all who work directly with childhood lead poisoning prevention, school sanitation and child care issues are strongly encouraged to attend. Registration is not required to attend. Click here to join on April 19th.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Kimly Blount 252-903-7925, e-mail Kimly.Blount AT dhhs.nc.gov or your Regional CEH Specialist.


9:00:  CEH Program Changes & Child Care Rules Re-Adoption Update
-Introduction to New Regional CEH Staff
– Territorial Changes Effective June 1st
– Updated protocol for water testing under .2816
-Child Care Rule Re-adoption update
CEH Staff

10:00: Lead Program Update: ARPA Funding & Lead Water Testing
Ed Norman, Program Manager

10:45: Break

11:00: Update: Child Care Regulations from Licensing Agency
Division of Child Development & Early Education
Barbie Anderson, Western Regional Manager, DCDEE

12:00: Lunch

1:00: Building Resilient Environmental Health Capacity (BREHC)
Disaster Recovery Assessment for Child Occupied Facilities
Stephanie Mar, Social Research Assistant II
Joyce Keith Hargrove, Ph.D., Environmental Program Consultant
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, DHHS

1:45: Break

2:00: COVID & Child Care/ Tool Kit Update
Theresa Stenersen, RN, BSN, CCHC-C/E
Regional Child Care Nurse & Child Care Health Consultant Coach
NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
Explanation of Mildly Ill Rule .2836
David Brown, REHS, CEH

2:45: New Follow-up Schedule/NCLEAD Database Changes
Environmental & Clinical Updates
Tena Hand, Data Manager, Children’s Environmental Health
Melanie Napier, MSPH, PhD, DHHS, CEH Public Health Epidemiologist

3:30: Questions/Adjourn


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