Online Program

Essential environmental health knowledge for research, advocacy and practice: Educational resources from the alliance of nurses for healthy environments

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jeanne Leffers, PhD, FAAN, College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, N. Dartmouth, MA
Essential to building competence in environmental health is a solid knowledge base. The Education Work Group works to address education designed for formal academic settings as well as professional development programs. Examples of workgroup accomplishments and current projects include: Curriculum guidelines across all levels of academic programs, faculty development and teaching strategies, the development of modules for continuing education and the use of open source materials such as environmental health eTextbook.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
Describe essential environmental health competencies for nursing practice and related health professions. Describe 5 topics recommended for inclusion in formal nursing curricula. Identify resources for practicing nurses and other health professionals available online through the ANHE virtual text.

Keyword(s): Environmental Health, Nurses

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Jeanne Leffers, PhD, RN is qualified to present for the following reasons. She is PhD prepared in sociology with a focus upon health of populations; taught community and public health nursing and environmental health for many years, and specializes in environmental and global health. She is co-chair of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) workgroup and a co-editor of the ANHE virtual Environmental Health Nursing text.
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.