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Mark Your Calendars! NCBLRDC BoD Meeting & 2018 Conference

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events! NCBLRDC Board of Director’s Meeting HRSA Workshop Washington, DC March 5, 2018 NCBLRDC 2018 Conference Pipestem, WV June 5-June 8, 2018

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Spit it Out – West Virginia

The Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Coalition Network’s Spit It Out Program partnered with mining companies to reduce tobacco use, particularly smokeless tobacco use, in 6 counties in West Virginia’s “Coal Country.” Watch this video to learn about their successes: Learn more about the program here: Spit It Out Program

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Black Lung COE at UIC to host Queensland Australia’s Parliament CWP Select Committee

The Black Lung Center of Excellence at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health will host members of the Queensland Australia’s Parliament Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP) Select Committee on February 17, 2017. The Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP) select committee was established by the Parliament on September 15, 2016 to conduct an inquiry and

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Become a Coal Miner Ambassador!

Coal Miner Ambassador Committee The committee is formed to develop a system to bring advocates interested in helping coal miners learn about the federal black lung claim process to the National Conference. The coal miner advocate will assist coal miners with federal black lung claim applications or assist coal miners with the paperwork process. This

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Advanced Black Lung Cases Surge In Appalachia

“Across Appalachia, coal miners are suffering from the most serious form of the deadly mining disease black lung in numbers more than 10 times what federal regulators report, an NPR investigation has found.” Read the full article from NPR here: http://www.npr.org/2016/12/15/505577680/advanced-black-lung-cases-surge-in-appalachia To hear more about this surge in Black Lung cases and its effects, listen

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