Environmental Health in Childcare Settings and Schools
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This webinar, originally presented on January 12, 2016, 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.
- Describe some of the environmental health hazards that occur in child care and school settings
- Describe the roles that federal, state and local agencies may be able to play in preventing or mitigating some of the environmental health hazards that occur in child care and school settings
- Discuss the potential roles of the PEHSUs in assisting schools and agencies in dealing with some of the environmental health hazards that occur in child care and school settings
- Discuss potential improvements in policies and practices for dealing with some of the environmental health hazards that occur in child care and school settings
Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP is the medical director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit-East Program for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and Professor Emeritus of Environmental & Occupational Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW.
He served for over a decade of as the director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Environmental Health, the PEHSU that serves Federal Region 3 – DC, VA, WV, MD, DE and PA. Currently, he is the pediatric consultant to MACCHE.
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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 – 02/16/2016
Expiration Date – 02/16/2018
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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