Annual SCHSAC Videoconference
Flint: Could it Happen Here?
Annual Interactive Videoconference for All Local Elected Officials
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30p.m.
Local elected officials are invited to participate in a discussion about their role in protecting the water and health of their communities by joining this interactive video conference led by Commissioner of Health, Edward Ehlinger, and State Community Health Services Advisory Committee (SCHSAC) Chair Doug Huebsch, Otter Tail County Commissioner.
The tragic exposure to lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan, has dominated recent news headlines. Could that happen here in Minnesota? How does the Safe Drinking Water Act protect against lead? What strategies does the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) use to safeguard against lead? On the ground, from a local water utility's perspective, what steps are taken to prevent exposure now and reduce the potential for lead exposure in the future?
Anna Schliep, MDH, and Jim Bode, St. Paul Regional Water Services, will present and answer questions.
SCHSAC Members, along with CHS administrators and public health directors, host this event at local interactive video conference sites around the state. You can also participate from the Freeman Building, St. Paul.
- Local Elected Officials:
RSVP by April 25 to your CHS administrator or public health director
- CHS Administrators and PHN Directors:
Register your location to participate in this videoconference and host participants
Sponsored by the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee (SCHSAC) and the Minnesota Department of Health, Health Partnerships Division, Public Health Practice Section