5239.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Asthma Prevention at the Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), share the common objective of fostering research that will ultimately reduce the extent of adverse human health effects occurring as a consequence of exposure to hazardous environmental agents. These agencies recognize that such health impacts can be particularly detrimental for children due to pronounced differences in nature and extent of environmental exposure as well as in functional development when compared to adults. A Federal Executive Order, “Protection of Children form Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks,” charges agencies to consider special environmental risks to children in their activities. Accordingly, NIEHS and EPA have recently funded Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research. These Centers will develop multidisciplinary basic and applied research in combination with community-based prevention research projects to support studies on the causes and mechanisms of children's disorders having an environmental etiology, identify relevant environmental exposures, intervene to reduce hazardous exposures and their adverse health effects, and eventually decrease the prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of environmentally related childhood diseases. Five of these Centers are primarily focused on childhood asthma. They are conducting basic research to improve our understanding of the causes and mechanisms of this disorder as well as intervention research to reduce its impact. Overviews of these Centers' research efforts, with a focus on community-based intervention projects, will be presented
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Organizer(s):Allen Dearry, PhD
4:30 PMA Multicomponent Intervention Study of Asthma in Children from Rural Communities
E. Chrischilles, J. Merchant, A. Keuhl, R. Ahrens, S. Reynolds, L. Burmeister, P. Pomrehn, P. Thorne
4:45 PMDeterminants of Respiratory Disease in Southern California Children: Research and Community Intervention
R. McConnell, F. Gilliland, D. Diaz-Sanchez, C. Jones, A. Hricko, J. Richardson, J. Peters, H. Gong
5:00 PMHealthy Home, Healthy Child Campaign: A Community Intervention by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
David Evans, Mindy Fullilove, Peggy Shepard, Cecil Corbin-Mark, Cleon Edwards, Lesley Green, Frederica Perera
5:15 PMMichigan Center for the Environment and Children's Health's " Community Action Against Asthma" - A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Reducing Environmental Triggers to Childhood Asthma in Detroit
E. Parker, T. Robins, B. I. Israel, G. Keeler, N. Bent, W. Brakefield-Caldwell, E. Ramirez, Z. Rowe, D. Smith, D. Wilkins
5:30 PMProgress on a Center for the study on the Asthmatic Child in the Urban Environment
P. A. Eggleston, P. Breysse, T. Buckley, S. Kanchanarska, S. Kleeberger, M. Wills-Karp
Cosponsors:Disability Forum; Epidemiology; Occupational Health and Safety; School Health Education and Services

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA