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The Built Environment and Reducing Health Disparities

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This webinar, originally presented on April 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase participants’ knowledge of how development and use of the built environment affects population health
  • Describe national statistics on health outcomes and disparities
  • Discuss successful community development projects regarding the built environment
  • Recognize role of environmental public health advocates in Health Impact Assessment plans

Presented By:
 

Lois Wessel, RN, FNP-BC
Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies
Washington, DC

Lois Wessel is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Georgetown School of Nursing and Health Studies. She is part of the Mid Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment (MACCHE), Region 3's PEHSU. Ms. Wessel is bilingual (Spanish-English) and has a clinical practice at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is the recent recipient of a Duke Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leader Fellowship.

Approximate Completion Time

60 minutes

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 – 05/17/16
Expiration Date – 05/17/18

CE Available

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)

Accreditation Statements

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.

Training material

  • Presentation
  • Presentation PDF
  • Post-Test
  • How To Obtain Continuing Education Credit