Session: Children’s Environmental Health & Vulnerable Populations - Disproportional Affected Communities
3117.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Children’s Environmental Health & Vulnerable Populations - Disproportional Affected Communities
Environmental health problems disproportionately impact on disadvantaged communities: ethnic minorities, immigrants, rural/agricultural areas. This session will include presentations on research on the environmental health issues in these communities and the lessons learned from attempts to communication information on environmental health risks to these communities.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to understand: 1. that ethnic minorities and people in economically areas are disproportionately impacted by environmental health problems; 2. the relationship of poor housing quality with pest infestations and pesticide exposures; 3. that parental occupation and residential factors contribute to the exposure of children to pesticides; 4. the environmental health risks of children living in rural impoverished communities; 5. the challenges to communicating information on environmental risk to immingrant communities and 6. how partnerships can increase culturally competent information dissemination.
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Organizer(s):Kevin Delaney, MPH
Robyn Gilden, RN, MS
Rebecca Love
Kevin McNally, MBA
Wendy J. Blumenthal, MPH
Laureen Burton
Moderator(s):Kevin McNally, MBA
10:30 AMHousing quality, pest infestations, and pesticide use among a cohort of Latina pregnant women and their children
Asa Bradman, PhD, Jonathan Chevrier, MSc, Ira Tager, MD, Michael Lipsett, MD, Janet Macher, PhD, Jacqueline Sedgwick, MD, Rosana Hernandez, MPH, Ana Vargas, Geri Kavanagh-Baird, Jose M. Comacho, Elvia Cabrera, Brenda Eskenazi, PhD
10:50 AMComparisons of pesticide exposure among children in different agricultural communities
Linda McCauley, PhD, William Lambert, PhD, Juan Muniz, MS, Jennifer Scherer, MPH, Rachelle Mann-Gaytan, Michael Lasarev, MS
11:10 AMLessons from the fields: Including children from agricultural communities in the National Children's Study
Brenda Eskenazi, PhD, Asa Bradman, PhD, Eleanor A. Gladstone, MPH, Selene Jaramillo, MA, Kelly Birch, Nina Holland, PhD
11:30 AMCommunity Partnerships for Culturally Competent Environmental Health Education
Chetana Acharya, MS, Tanya Kim, Marcia Henning, Stella Chao, Thomas Burbacher, PhD
11:50 AMWithdrawn -- Effective Outreach to Immigrant Communities: A Case Study in Environmental Health
Marcia Henning
12:10 PMDiscussion
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Epidemiology; Latino Caucus; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Social Work
CE Credits:CME, Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA