Building an infrastructure that promotes environmental health for a large urban school district: Creating and sustaining policies that ensure school staff and communities are equipped with the tools, skills and resources necessary to support healthy school environments for children
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Environmental health sciences
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Demonstrate the value of developing environmental health policy for a large urban school district in order to increase the capacity of school communities to implement strategies that improve children’s health through training, technical assistance and the promotion of best practices for children’s environmental health. Discuss how to create sustain and measure sucess in the implementation environmental health policy for a large urban school district and how by putting targeted resources for addressing environmental hazards in place, health disparities can be addressed in adults and children.
Keyword(s): Asthma, Environmental Health Hazards
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director for the Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership (MAAP, a MA state wide asthma coalitio). I am also Healthy Schools Director for Boston Healthy Homes and Schools Collaborative a partner in the Boston Healthy Schools Task Force. I lead development, implementation and evaluation of strategies that contribute to local and state wide efforts to reduce exposure to environmental hazards and improve indoor air quality for children disproportionately impacted by asthma related health disparities.
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.