Indiana State Health Commissioner to Speak at Convention

Indiana Environmental Health Association's Fall Conference held in Merrillville


Merrillville, IN - Beginning September 27th through September 30th, the South Shore CVA and the Radisson Hotel will host the Indiana Environmental Health Association's (IEHA) 59th Annual Fall Conference. Discussions during the conference will include food protection, farmers markets, grants for small businesses to update refrigeration equipment, H1N1 and more.

            The IEHA works closely with other environmental and public health protection agencies and departments. Members of the organization are employed by federal, sate and local governments, school, medial care facilities among others - including educators and students of environmental health. More than 250 attendees are expected at the 59th Annual convention.

            Dr. Judith Monroe, the Indiana State Health Commissioner will be the keynote speaker for the general session, on September 28th. There will be approximately 200 professional environmental health personnel who work to control environmental hazards present during her presentation. Dr. Monroe's topic is the "the Next Generation of Emergency Preparedness: What environmentalists need to know." She will speak from 9am to 10am on Monday at the Radisson Hotel.

IEHA is also offering a ServSafe exam on Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Indiana requires each food service establishment to have one certified food handler on staff. The ServSafe exam is open to the public.

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