142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Considering Children First: The Case for Environmental Health Protection of Children and the Cost-Benefits Associated

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

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

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Environmental health sciences
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Identify challenges in conducting cost-benefit analyses involving children. Identify 3 case examples where prevention efforts reduce children's health hazards and costs related to treatment of related illness. Formulate best practices learned from cost-benefit efforts, benefiting children.

Keyword(s): Environmental Health, Child Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working in the field of children's environmental health for 15 years. I have served as the Executive Director for the Children's Environmental Health Network for the last 11 years. As part of my duties I have helped to launch and oversee the Eco-Healthy Child Care Program.
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.