5082.0 Teaching Environmental Justice and Public Policy

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session focuses on strategies that educators can use to help students analyze environmental risks, integrate environmental health concepts in program curricula, and develop skills in leadership and public policy. A web-based program that provides data on environmental hazards, a nursing faculty development program, shadow leadership experiences, and public policy projects will be discussed to help educators provide innovative and creative teaching and learning experiences.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe how to analyze for environmental risks at the community level. 2. Discuss two ways that educators can incorporate environmental health teaching in nursing curricula. 3. Describe a health policy project that educators can offer students as a means of increasing leadership capacity or decreasing health disparities.

8:30 AM
Nursing faculty development program as a strategy to affect change in public health
Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, RN and Elizabeth Keech, PhD, RN
9:05 AM
Teaching public policy in undergraduate nursing education: Highlights from a decade of public policy projects
Joanne Costello, RN, PhD, Mary E. Byrd, RN, PhD, Lynn Blanchette, RN, MS, Kathleen Gremel, RN, MS, Jeanne Schwager, RN, PhD, Carol R. Shelton, RN, PhD and Patricia Thomas, RN, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Ethics SPIG

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

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