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Children’s Environmental Health: Building Champions Among Health Care Professionals Webinar Archive

Watch the Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) first of the 2013 children’s environmental health webinar series.

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Using Science to Promote Effective Pediatric Environmental Health Practice

This presentation provides an introduction to children's environmental health and will preview the release of a newly revised, peer-reviewed resource: "Pediatric Environmental Health: Putting it into Practice". This training resource is designed to assist health care practitioners and faculty with incorporating pediatric environmental health into their teaching programs and practices. It includes 12 self-contained PowerPoint presentations (modules) supplemented with case studies, discussion questions, suggested assignments, and additional resources for the instructor. 

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Cynthia F. Bearer, MD, PhD, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland Medical Center 
Mary Gray Cobey Professor of Neonatology, University of Maryland School of Medicine 
Board Chair, Children's Environmental Health Network




The Importance of Taking an Environmental History

Health care professionals can play key roles in identifying common environmental hazards that may be present in a child's environment and providing guidance to parents on preventive measures and treatment options. This presentation, adapted from the soon-to-be-released “Pediatric Environmental Health: Putting it into Practice” module titled “Environmental History Taking”, reviews toxicants commonly encountered by children and adolescents, and highlights the importance of integrating environmental history taking into clinical practice. 

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Sophie Balk, MD 

Attending Pediatrician, Children's Hospital at Montefiore 
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine



These presentations are supported by the Cooperative Agreement number EH11-1110 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their content are solely the responsibility of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.