142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Environmental exposures in Early Care & Learning: Preventing harm through emerging initiatives and best practices

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH , Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN), Washington, DC

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Environmental health sciences
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe why today’s children live in an environment vastly different from previous generations. Explain why environmental exposures have an important influence in many of today’s pediatric “epidemics” such as asthma, learning disabilities, and autism. Provide examples of pilot programs and changes to child care policies and programs that promote healthier environments and protect children from current and emerging environmental toxicants.

Keyword(s): Environmental Health, Child Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the Executive Director for the Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) for 10 years and have worked in the field of children's health protection for the last 14. My training is in Maternal and Child Health and I have been overseeing CEHN's National Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) program since inception (10 years). I serve as a trainer for the EHCC program and work to incorporated environmental hazards informtaion into child care licensing standards.
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.