Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases such as cancer, chronic lung disease, diabetes and heart disease are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, six in ten adults have one chronic disease and many of these conditions can be linked to environmental hazards in the community including poor air quality and toxic chemical exposure.

Speakers Series with Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome, the White House's Chief Environmental Justice Officer

Our program focuses on the crucial issue of environmental justice, particularly in the face of climate change. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh.

During her talk, Dr. White-Newsome will shed light on the disproportionate impact of environmental pollution and climate change on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.

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