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Ecology of Children's Environmental Health Disparities

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This webinar 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:

  • Review impact of adverse environmental effects of poverty on children's health and development
  • Understand ecology of environmental health disparities in the context of a cycle
  • Explore strategies to reduce environmental health disparities and promote children's health and development
  • Examine the Break the Cycle Program as a leadership development model to reduce children's environmental health disparities

 Presented By:

Leslie Rubin, MD
PEHSU Region 4
Leslie Rubin, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, and Co-director of the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Unit (PEHSU) at Emory University, and President and Founder of the Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability (ISDD) in Atlanta, Georgia. He a developmental pediatrician with a special interest in the impact of social and economic disadvantage and the associated environment factors on the health growth and development of children. His signature program is called Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities which focuses on cultivating future leaders to address these important issues relating to children’s environmental health.

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 – 12/13/2016
Expiration Date – 12/13/2018

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: 1U61TS000237-03 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

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