Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures Tour

Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures Tour

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What is Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures? 

The Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures medical booklet for health professionals summarizes scientific evidence linking exposure and effect for many common chemicals of concern and suggests how to begin environmental health conversations with patients. The accompanying Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures medical brochure for patients — also available in Spanish, PortugueseMandarin, and Japanese — describes basic steps for individuals and families to reduce problematic exposures and choose safer alternatives to toxic products. The goal of this program is to reduce toxic exposures which hhave implications for reducing the burden and cost of all environmentally-linked diseases, including breast cancer.  This is a one-of-a-kind program and the first to be developed that supports toxic exposures reduction.

An informed consumer registers for more information at Let’s Talk Prevention tour stop at Massachusetts Public Health.

What is the Let’s Talk Prevention Tour?  The Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures tour is an exhibition and lecture series throughout Massachusetts featuring the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s Let’s Talk Prevention materials. The materials can be easily exhibited and displayed at hospitals, health centers, community centers, libraries, high schools and colleges. The Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposure tour can be tailored to the specific needs of a community and can include: community outreach table in a lobby/oncology office, exhibition at a health and wellness fair, speaking engagements and lectures, special events, private events, and hospital staff meetings.  We are visiting hospitals, health centers, community centers, libraries, high schools, colleges and private groups to share the materials and encourage discussions about the reduction of toxic exposures in our communities. We thank Earth Friendly Products Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Eileen Fisher for supporting our efforts to extend the Let’s Talk Prevention Tour throughout the Commonwealth.

Where will the tour be next? (To see previous locations, click here for 2014 and here for 2015)

PATIENT BROCHURES AVAILABLE: 

MAY 2017:

May 19: Cape Cod Theatre Company, 105 Division St, West Harwich

APRIL 2017:

April 22: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth Green Planet Faire, 840 Sandwich Road, East Falmouth

MARCH 2017:

March 21: 5th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum by Foundation for a Green Future, 290 Congress Street, Boston

March 8: Monomoy Regional High School Teen Wellness Fair, 75 Oak Street, Harwich

March 5: Toxic Action Center’s 2017 Local Environmental Action Conference, Northeastern University, Curry Student Center, Boston

March 1 – 31: Lawler Library, 745 Rockdale Avenue, New Bedford

FEBRUARY 2017:

February 8: Dennis Council on Aging, 1035 Rte 134, South Dennis

February 7: Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary Meeting, Church of the Holy Spirit, Rte 28, Orleans

February 1 – 28: Howland-Green Library, 3 Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford

JANUARY 2017:

January 25: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

January 1 – 31: Wilks Library, 1911 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford

DECEMBER 2016:

December 1 – 31: Boston Public Library, East Boston Branch, 365 Bremen St, East Boston

December 1 – 31: Casa da Saude Library, 613 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

NOVEMBER 2016:

November 16: Massachusetts Public Health Association Annual Meeting, DCU Center, Worcester

November 30: Festival of (Giving) Trees education program ‘Life After Diagnosis: One Woman’s Path’ presented by Justine Dymond 5pm-7pm, Fins & Tales,  858 Main Street, Southbridge

November 1 – 30: Boston Public Library, Dudley Branch, 65 Warren St, Roxbury

November 1 – 30: Boston Public Library, Grove Hall Branch, 41 Geneva Ave., Dorchester

November 1 – 30: Edgartown Public Library, 26 West Tisbury, Edgartown

OCTOBER 2016:

October 22: Fenway Health, Ansin Building, 1340 Boylston St, Boston

October 22: 19th Annual Lesbians & Dance, Holiday Inn Boston/Brookline, 1200 Beacon St, Brookline 

October 1-31: Billerica Public Library, 15 Concord Rd, Billerica

October 1-31: Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St, Agawam

October 1-31: Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall Street, Dennisport

October 1-31: Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover

SEPTEMBER 2016:

September 22: Boston Magazine Health Event, Life is Good Tavern, 51 Melcher St, 9th Fl, Boston

September 1-30: Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St, Agawam

September 1-30: UMass Memorial-Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland Street, Clinton

AUGUST 2016:

August 8: Beyond Beauty Event at Alberto’s Ristorante, 360 Main Street, Hyannis

August 19: Boston GreenFest, Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston

August 20: Against the Tide event, DCR’s Nickerson State Park

August 22: Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, 101 Huntington Avenue, Boston

August 25 : Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, 25 Technology Place, Hingham 

August 29: Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, 1 Enterprise Drive, North Quincy

JULY 2016:

July 1-31: Topsfield Town Library, 1 South Common St, Topsfield

July 29: Essential Beauty at Atlantis, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis

July 31: Afternoon of Awareness event, Sandwich Taverna, Sandwich

JUNE 2016:

June 8: Wayfair, 4 Copley Place, Boston

June 11: Prime Time of Your Life Expo, Hyannis Youth and Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis

June 18: Against the Tide event, DCR’s Hopkinton State Park

June 1-30: Berkshire Medical Center, Radiation Oncology, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield

June 1-30: Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main Street, Hyannis

MAY 2016:

May 1:  Green Planet Faire,Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth, 840 Sandwich Rd, E. Falmouth

May 22: Better Life Whole Foods Integrative Health Festival, 1500 Allen Street, Springfield

May 25: State of Asian Women’s Health Conference, 50 Milk Street, 17th Floor, Boston

May 26: Cape Cod Young Professionals Summit, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis

May 1-15: Nevens Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen

May 1-15: UMass Dartmouth, Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality, Campus Center, Suite 207, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth

May 1-31: Berkshire Medical Center,Medical Oncology, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield

May 1-31: Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St, Agawam

APRIL 2016:

April 13: Sturgis Charter Public School, West Camput, School Atrium, 105 W. Main St, Hyannis

April 16: Women of Color Environmental Health Conference, St. Paul AME Church – Life Center, 85 Bishop Richard Allen Drive, Cambridge

April 1-30: Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover

April 1-30 Berkshire Medical Center, Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield

April 1 – 30: Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St, Agawam

April 1-30: UMass Dartmouth, Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality, Campus Center, Suite 207, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth

April 1-30: MCPHS School of Nursing, Griffing Academic Center, 670 Huntington Avenue, 3rd floor, Boston

  • LTP is being hosted specifically for National Public Health Week during April 4 – April 10, but will be in place for the entire month of April

April 4-30: Nevens Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen

MARCH 2016:

March 13: Toxic Action Center’s 2016 Local Environmental Action Conference, Northeastern University, Curry Student Center, Boston

March 30:  UMass Dartmouth, Claire T. Carney Library, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth

March 1-17: Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main Street, North Andover

March 1-31: Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover

March 1-31: Berkshire Medical Center, Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield

FEBRUARY 2016:

February 1-28: Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover

February 17-28: Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main Street, North Andover

 

I’d like to exhibit the Let’s Talk Prevention materials in my community. How do I do so? If you would like a hospital, health center, community center, library, high school, college, or private event near you to exhibit Let’s Talk Prevention,  host a presentation about toxic exposures reduction, and share our materials, please contact us today!

What is the community saying about Let’s Talk Prevention?  

Dr. Patricia Raney, MD,  family medicine specialty: “I am grateful that the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is starting this dialogue between health professionals and their patients through Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxics Exposure. The message that breast cancer is an environmental issue and we must take steps to reduce our exposure to chemicals of concern is crucial to improving public health. It is with this understanding that I will work to share program materials with my patients to help them take steps to reduce their exposure to common chemicals linked with breast cancer and other diseases. I am very impressed with the booklet and the pamphlet, and this is an excellent and informative presentation that I look forward to sharing with my colleagues.” 

Dr. Michael Misialek, Physician, Newton-Wellesley Hospital: As a physician at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, specializing in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Medical Advisor of Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, I’m very pleased to see the Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures program develop as a resource for patient-doctor engagement. The value of such a program is not to be minimized. This program will provide much needed information about reducing toxic exposures in daily life to physicians and patients alike. I look forward to promoting doctor-patient discussions concerning the link between health and toxic chemical exposures.
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