The Leadership Council is now finalizing the Action Agenda using comments received during the December 21, 2010 to January 21, 2011 public comment period. While comments are no longer being accepted, both the Draft Action Agenda and the public comments submitted remain available on this website. The final Action Agenda will also be available on this website when it is completed in the spring of 2011.
RESOLVE has submitted the comments received to National Conversation Leadership Council to consider in finalizing the Action Agenda during the spring of 2011. While the Leadership Council will consider comments, they will not respond to comments received. The final Action Agenda will be available on this website. The National Conversation Leadership Council will draw on the results of public input received through the web dialogue and public comments received through this website in finalizing the Action Agenda. Work group reports will be appended to the action agenda.
This report was developed as part of the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures. This is a voluntary, independent process involving multiple sectors, which was facilitated by RESOLVE, a neutral non-profit consensus building organization. This DRAFT report is a staff version, prepared from deliberations of the Leadership Council for the purpose of gaining additional public comment. This draft does not reflect a consensus of the Leadership Council. [to be added when consensus is reached: Consensus is defined as each member being able to “live with” the report taken as a whole, rather than as agreement with each recommendation.] Members of the Leadership Council were asked to participate as individuals, rather than on behalf of their organizations or constituencies. Recommendations for action are directed to a wide range of public and private actors, who have full latitude to consider them through the appropriate decision making procedures for implementing changes within their organization. While federal participants were involved with their agencies’ knowledge and provided important insights into the role of the federal government in addressing chemical exposures, their membership on the Leadership Council or work group does not constitute agency endorsement of the recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry provided funding for the facilitation, member travel, meetings, Web dialogues, community conversations, and other costs associated with the National Conversation. This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, RESOLVE, or other organizations involved in the National Conversation.
Please visit the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures website for more information on the project.