4021.0 The School Environment and Children's Health

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session will discuss a broad range of environmental considerations and factors related to school siting. Presentations will range from general national information about EPA voluntary school siting guidelines now under development to research on specific school sites looking at building systems, proximity to traffic and neighborhood conditions that impact children’s health and their ability to learn.
Session Objectives: Explain the new federal voluntary guidelines under development and highlight resources for communities concerned about new or existing school sites. Describe the relationship between five school building systems, the general school building conditions and indoor air quality and asthma rates in children. Describe the relationship between exposure to vehicular air pollution and rates for asthma and asthma hospitalizations. Evaluate challenges of linking state-wide datasets collected separately for vital statistics, health surveillance, and education administration purposes as well as health and social service delivery.

9:10 AM
Does indoor air quality (IAQ) and physical condition of school buildings affect rates of asthma in children attending those schools?
Penny Liberatos, PhD, Marci Lewis, BS, MPH, Wendy Sue Shindler, RN, BSN, MPH, Ellen J. Parrinelli, RN, BSN, MPH, Jennifer S. Klein, RD, CHES, MPH, Makeda J.N. James, BA, MPH, India Marie Harris, RN, BSN, MPH, Natalie Fuentes, MPH, Elizabeth Mary Frei, MPH and Ann Marie Craig, RN, BSN, MPH
9:30 AM
Relationship between vehicular traffic near elementary schools and rates of asthma in children attending those schools
Penny Liberatos, PhD, Alexi Chapman, Douglass S. Chapman, MS and Frank Baker, PhD
9:50 AM
Bridging the gap: Early childhood lead exposure and exceptionality designations for students
Marie Lynn Miranda, PhD, Pamela Maxson, PhD and Dohyeong Kim, PhD

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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