Addressing parents' environmental health concerns about a community-level exposure
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This webinar, originally presented on December 8, 2015, is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.
Provide an overview of a multi-faceted PEHSU response to a community-level exposure.
Review key principles of pediatric environmental health that were central to PEHSU response.
Review 3 common clinical inquiries to PEHSUs regarding the community-level exposure and response to local providers:
Increased asthma symptoms
Request for chemical biomonitoring
Management of possible asbestos exposure.
Maida Galvez, MD, MPH, FAAP is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a pediatrician and directs the Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PESHU) serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the Untited States Virgin Islands and is co-director of the Mount Sinai Transdisciplinary Center for Early Environmental Exposures Community Outreach and Engagement Core.
Lauren Zajac, MD, MPH is a pediatrician completing a fellowship in Pediatric Environmental Health, and works at the Region 2 PEHSU. She is a graduate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and completed a residency program in Social Pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Prior to medical school, she earned an MPH and worked as an environmental advocate.
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Continuing Education Information
This course qualifies as continuing education for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and its partners.
Origination Date – 01/12/2016
Expiration Date – 01/12/2018
1.0 CME (for physicians)
1.0 CME (attendance for non-physicians)
1.0 CNE (for nurses)
.10 CEU (for other professionals)
1.0 CHES (for certified health education specialists)
This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 1U61TS000237-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.
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