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Earth Forum

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Date:
January 21
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Website:
http://www.firstpreshc.org/earth-forum/

Venue

First Presbyterian Church
9325 Presbyterian Circle
Columbia, MD 21045 United States
Phone:
410.730.3545
Website:
www.firstpreshc.org/earth-forum/

The fea­tured speaker, Dr. Leana Wen, is the highly regarded Health Com­mis­sioner of Bal­ti­more City.  Dr. Wen is reimag­in­ing the role of local pub­lic health and its link to envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice issues, such as lev­els of pol­lu­tion, lead poi­son­ing, water qual­ity, etc..  She will speak about her trans­for­ma­tive projects such as pre­scrib­ing the opi­oid anti­dote, nalox­one, to all 620,000 city res­i­dents; reduc­ing infant mor­tal­ity rate; pro­vid­ing glasses to every child who needs them; and treat­ing vio­lence as a con­ta­gious dis­ease.  Dr. Wen is a board-certified emer­gency physi­cian, a Rhodes Scholar, col­lege pro­fes­sor, author, speaker, and was recently hon­ored with the Amer­i­can Pub­lic Health Association’s high­est award for local pub­lic health work.

First Pres­by­ter­ian Church of Howard County, located at 9325 Pres­by­ter­ian Cir­cle, Colum­bia, MD  21045, hosts this free pro­gram that is open to all inter­ested per­sons. Refresh­ments and net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties are pro­vided.  Con­tact earthforum@firstpreshc.org or call 410−730−3545 (church office) or see us on Facebook.

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