October 2, 2024  |  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  |  JB Duke Hotel, Durham

The 9th Annual NC BREATHE Conference will address the interconnectedness of environmental and human health and well-being. As we know, human health and our environment are inextricably linked. Poor environmental conditions can lead to increased rates of respiratory and cardiovascular illness, cancer, the spread of infectious diseases, and poor mental health. Understanding the drivers of these critical issues and developing evidence-based and community-informed solutions requires an interdisciplinary approach.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify examples of successful community organizing and advocacy to address environmental injustices and improve community health.
  2. Describe specific environmental factors impacting human health and well-being, including mental health, and propose solutions.
  3. Explore opportunities to engage community and industry sector partners to improve health equity through education, advocacy, policy, and health initiatives.
  4. Identify opportunities for systems-level changes that promote improved environmental and human health with thought leaders and peers.

2024 Keynote Speaker

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Harold Mitchell, Jr.

Founder, ReGenesis

Harold Mitchell Jr., a Spartanburg, SC native, is an esteemed change agent with a compelling story of advocacy and transformation. He is known for his unwavering commitment to fighting environmental injustice, championing affordable housing, and driving impactful legislative change.

Registration and more details coming soon!