Interdisciplinary safety and health training for teachers of students/young adult workers with special health care needs
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Environmental health sciences
Occupational health and safety
Other professions or practice related to public health
Describe available learning tools for increasing knowledge and awareness of safety and health (S&H) for students with special health care needs (SHCN, e.g., physical, developmental and/or intellectual disabilities plus possibly chronic disease comorbidity). Describe potential environmental and occupational S&H issues related to students with SHCN, based on injury reporting/surveillance data to date. Identify resources available online via state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations to support workplace S&H for students with SHCN and their teachers.
Keyword(s): Youth at Work, Special Needs
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I âbridgeâ science, education and policy in multidisciplinary fashion to reduce and/or prevent environmental exposures and health effects via community/schools-based research with local participation; educational trainings and materials, service and technical assistance. Research/professional publications include:
â¢ incident (injury) surveillance among minors/young workers, including among special health care needs students;
â¢ indoor air and environmental quality in homes, offices and schools;
â¢ ventilation and energy efficiency, and linkages to student attendance;
â¢ child/older adult asthma.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.