4376.0 Approaches to Environmental Health Education

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
This session will focus on environmental health issues that people face. Specific presentations will focus on asthma education, the effects of health literacy on public perceptions of environmental health risks, social support processes associated with a slow-motion technological disaster, and perceptions of health risks associated with exposure to harmful substances. In addition, a unique educational program cross the border between the community and the classroom will be highlighted.
Session Objectives: 1. To learn the importance of teaching environmental and public health to health professionals 2. Apply the findings relating to perceptions of risk after exposure to harmful substances to community health education program.
Meg E. Sheppard, MSEd, CHES

4:30 PM
STEER: An innovative environmental/public health education program; making the connection outside the classroom
Beatriz Tapia, MD, MPH, Patsy Bortoni, Roger B. Perales, MPH, RS, Enrique Escobedo, MD, Tatjana T. Walker, RD, CDE and Claudia S. Miller, MD, MS
4:45 PM
Effect of scientific literacy on public perception of environmental health risks
Lynn Waishwell, PhD, CHES, Diane Lucas, MDiv, Jennifer Campbell and Laura Hemminger, MPH, CHES
5:00 PM
Relationship between perceived neighborhood conditions and health among Detroit caregivers of children with asthma
Larkin L. Strong, PhD, MPH, Edith Parker, DrPH, Stephanie Ann Farquhar, PhD, Carla Keirns, MD, PhD, Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, Angela Reyes, MPH and Toby Lewis, MD
5:15 PM
Slow-motion social support? Social support needs and processes associated with a slow-motion technological disaster
Rebecca J. W. Cline, PhD, Heather Orom, PhD, Aylin Sayir, MA, Lisa Berry-Bobovski, MA, Kami J. Silk, PhD, S. Camille Broadway, PhD, Tanis Hernandez, MSW, Brad Black, MD, Ann G. Schwartz, PhD, MPH and John C. Ruckdeschel, MD
5:30 PM

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Environment, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing