Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Take My Breath Away: Air Quality and the Environment

Ozone, cement batch plants, Shingle Mountain – all are headline topics about air quality in Dallas.  The quality of air that we breathe and, consequently, our health depends on the neighborhoods where we live, especially for children. Exposure to particulate matter in polluted air can contribute to lung and heart disease.  A national leader in urban asthma research, Dr. Barry Lachman will discuss how research results and community involvement can impact policy to improve health disparities in Dallas.

Dr. Barry S. Lachman, MD, MPH

Dr. Lachman is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare for the underserved. He has over 50 years of experience in providing care, program development administration, and advocacy for underserved populations, including 19 years as Medical Director of Parkland Community Health Plan.  He is nationally recognized for his leadership in managing asthma and preterm birth prevention. His present work focuses on social determinants, the environment and equity.  He currently serves as a member of the Dallas Environmental Commission representing City Council District 12.

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6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:20 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment

Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125. Campus map. Or participate via Zoom — register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)

Or join us in south Dallas at Dallas College Mountain View Campus, Building S (Administrative offices), Room 1029. (Mountain View Campus map).

Note: It is best to enter the Mountain View campus from Duncanville Road; there is construction but you can park directly in front of the S building. Room 1029 is on the lower level, continue down past the administration areas and turn left once you see a Subway and go down short hallway.

Please bring snacks at 6:30 p.m. to share with others! (at both locations)

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