Health Professionals Advisory Board
Under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909, the Health Professionals Advisory Board was established in 1995 to provide advice to the International Joint Commission and its Boards about current and emergent clinical and public health issues in the area of transboundary environmental health.
The Health Professionals Advisory Board is also responsible for developing recommendations concerning ways in which the communication of transboundary environmental health knowledge and information could be made more effective.
STEP IN AND SPEAK OUT FOR THE GREAT LAKES IN 2019
This year provides important opportunities for every Great Lakes resident to learn more about the issues affecting the Great Lakes, express why you care about them, share what actions you are taking -- large and small -- to restore and protect them, and your concerns for the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. Consider why it's important for you to participate in these meetings by watching this brief video.
The opportunities start in June, when Canada and the United States will hold a Great Lakes Public Forum to discuss the state of the lakes and progress made under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. The forum will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Hilton City Center Hotel on June 17-19, 2019, where the IJC also will hold two public meetings: one on Tuesday evening that focuses on the Milwaukee region, and a full-conference roundtable conversation as the last session at the Great Lakes Public Forum.
Throughout June - October, the IJC will hold several additional public meetings, roundtables and educational events around the Great Lakes to hear everyone's perspective about the lakes' health now and in the future. Your input will help to ensure that the IJC provides an effective evaluation of progress to restore our precious Great Lakes, as well as advice for further progress.
Click on the link below for detailed information and registration for events in June, as well as a complete list of meetings in the summer and fall. We look forward to your participation!