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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Participating in Health Policy Leadership Academy

MEDIA ADVISORY Friday, June 20, 2014
Contact: Brittany Sharp
Phone: 205-254-2036
brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL- A big honor for Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson. Councilor Tyson is currently amongst a local delegation who are visiting Louisville, Kentucky to participate in the Environmental Health in All Policies Leadership Academy (HiAP), a convening of healthcare professionals and municipal leaders sponsored by the National Association of City and County Health Officers.

Councilor Tyson joins Dr. Mark Wilson, Health Officer for Jefferson County, Jonathan Stanton, Director of Environmental Services for the Jefferson County Department of Health, Charles Ball, Executive Director of the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham and James Gibbs from the Office of the Mayor of Birmingham.

“It was definitely an honor to be invited by Dr. Wilson,” Councilor Tyson said. “I’ve had the pleasure of working very closely with him over the last several years as we’ve addressed many of the major health issues facing our communities.”

The overarching goal of NACCHO’s Env-HiAP project is to identify, train, and support individuals willing to lead efforts to change systems through decisions that shape the environment and associated health risks. By implementing multiple strategies learned through the Env-HiAP Leadership Academy, environmental health considerations will become an integral part of local, state, and regional agency decision-making processes.

“I look forward discovering more ways for us to improve public policies so they will have a more positive impact on health outcomes in Birmingham.”

All transportation and lodging expenses are being covered by NACCHO. For more information
about the Env-HIAP, visit NACCHO’s website at: http://naccho.org/topics/enviromental/hiAP/index.cfm.