The Iredell County Health Department is hosting a community meeting regarding thyroid cancer and structural coal ash facilities March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at South Iredell High School’s Performing Arts Center, according to a news release.
The program will include expert presentations by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, state and local elected officials, and researchers from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The planning committee members for the event are seeking input to identify questions that can be addressed by the content experts during the meeting. They “encourage community input beforehand so presentations from the panel experts will align with the underlying questions,” the release states.
Community comments will be accepted until March 13. To submit questions or comments, visit https://www.co.iredell.nc.us/1255/Thyroid-Cancer-Information
Registering for the event in advance will secure a seat and can shorten check-in time. Otherwise, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. To register to attend the community meeting, visit https://thyroidcancercommunitymeeting2020.eventbrite.com.
If anyone needs assistance registering for this event or has any questions, call (704)-924-4089.
The Iredell County Health Department has worked diligently to mobilize community partners, both local and state-level, to address the elevated rates of thyroid cancer. For more information on what has been done, visithttps://www.co.iredell.nc.us/1255/Thyroid-Cancer-Information.