4115.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Health Care Provider Initiatives in Children's Environmental Health

Children's environmental health issues are of particular concern in clinical practice. Health care providers need to be aware of current and relevant environmental health topics and also be able to effectively address patient concerns. Pediatricians, family medicine and OB/GYN practitioners can play an integral role in providing families with consistent environmental health messages related toward prevention and exposure history-taking skills. This session will address strategies to improve the linkage of the environment and health outcomes among health care providers and their patients, and outline current educational activities that can be utilized to improve the environmental and occupational knowledge base of health care providers
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Organizer(s):Grace K. Paranzino, MS, RN, CHES
12:30 PMHealth and the Environment: Children as a Vulnerable Population
Ellen B. Ceppetelli, MS, RNC
12:45 PMA Call for Action: A model for facilitating environmental health communication between health care professionals and the lay community
Julie A. Becker, PhD(c), MPH, Grace K. Paranzino, MS, RN, CHES
1:00 PMAssessing Georgia pediatricians attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding environmental history-taking
Misha N. Kilpatrick, BS, Jane Trowbridge, MPH, RN, CHES, Cam Escoffery, MPH, CHES
1:15 PMWhat's new in pediatric environmental health
Ruth A. Etzel, MD, PhD, Sophie J. Balk, MD, Committee Environmental Health
1:30 PMImproving pediatric environmental health
Rose Goldman, MD, MPH
Cosponsors:Occupational Health and Safety; School Health Education and Services

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA