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Child Development, Resilience and the Environment

This is a recorded presentation that discusses the many complex interactions that affect health both positively and negatively.  The presentation focuses on how environmental exposures and social experiences, particularly during early life, can contribute to resilient outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain an “ecological framework” in regards to health.

  • Identify early life factors that can affect adult health.

  • Explain “critical time windows.”

  • Explain how resilience can help mitigate negative early life factors.

  • Discuss environmental justice and its interaction with vulnerability and resilience

Developed By

Mark Miller, MD, MPH
Co-Director PEHSU Western States
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
 
Dr. Mark Miller is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He is co-director of the UCSF- Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) since 2002. He is the director of the Children’s Environmental Health Program for the California EPA and co-investigator with the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE) at UC Berkeley. He completed his MD degree and pediatric residency from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, an MPH in environmental health sciences at U.C. Berkeley, and a residency in preventive medicine with the California Department of Health Services. Dr. Miller spent 13 years as a pediatrician in private practice in a small town in California. He is a co-author of A Story of Health, a multimedia book examining multiple environmental contributors to health and how they interact with genetics across the lifespan.
 
With assistance from:
  • Christine Zachek, MPH
  • Vickie Leonard, RN, PhD
  • Brian Tencza, M Ed.

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 – 5/15/2017
Renewal Date – 6/30/2019
Expiration Date - 6/30/2021

CE Available

.50 CME (for physicians)

.40 CNE (for nurses)

.10 CEU (for other professionals)

Accreditation Statements 

CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential

Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and

States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at University of California,

San Francisco. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the

(ACCME ® ) to provide medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the

credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for

a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

 

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of

Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's

Commission on Accreditation. 0.4 contact hours.

 

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer

0.1 CEUs for this program.

 

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters

must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial

products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any

use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they

have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial

products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have

reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. 

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product

under investigational use.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and States Pediatric Environmental

Health Specialty Unit at University of California, San Francisco are jointly providing the

CNE for this activity.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Disclaimer

This material was developed by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) and funded under the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000118-03 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency supports the PEHSU by providing funds to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-92301301-0. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.

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