2024 NC BREATHE Registration is Now Open!

It Takes a Village – Advancing Environmental Health & Human Well-Being

We’re thrilled to announce that registration is officially open for the 2024 NC BREATHE Conference, taking place on October 2nd in Durham, NC!

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9th Annual NC BREATHE Conference

October 2, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The JB Duke Hotel
230 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708

The 9th annual NC BREATHE Conference, presented by CleanAIRE NC, returns to explore the relationship between environmental health and human well-being. 

Human health and our built and natural environments are deeply interconnected. Poor environmental conditions and exposures can lead to a range of health issues, including chronic respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, cancer, the spread of infectious diseases, and poor mental health outcomes. Climate change serves to exacerbate these issues further. And while all communities are affected, marginalized and vulnerable populations are consistently and disproportionately impacted. 

To address these challenges, it’s crucial to develop evidence-informed solutions. We need a multidisciplinary approach to understanding specific climate and environmental health drivers and their associated health impacts.

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Keynote Address

Renew, Refresh, Recharge: Revolutionizing Tomorrow’s Sustainability Landscape

Dr. Harold Mitchell Jr.
Founder of the ReGenesis Institute

NC BREATHE 2024 will connect science to practice, bringing thought leaders, students, and experts together to explore environmental health factors (e.g., air quality, PFAS, heat exposure, workplaces, etc.) and their impact on human health and well-being. It will also highlight the vital role of cross-disciplinary efforts and research and the critical role of government, policy, community, and strategic partnerships to identify practical solutions that ensure all communities have access to healthy air and environments for an improved quality of life.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Gain insights from industry leaders like Keynote Speaker Dr. Harold Mitchell Jr. who will be sharing their expertise on sustainable solutions.
  • Identify examples of successful community organizing and advocacy to address environmental injustices and improve community health.
  • Understand specific environmental factors impacting human health and well-being, including mental health, and propose solutions.
  • Network with fellow community and industry sector partners, build valuable connections, and discuss collaborative opportunities to improve health equity through education, advocacy, policy, and health initiatives.

Early-bird rates are available until August 31. Secure your spot at NC BREATHE 2024 and be a part of this exciting event!

Register now! Visit cleanairenc.org/nc-breathe-2024 to learn more about the conference schedule, speakers, and accommodations.

We can’t wait to see you there!