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Your Environment. Your Health.

Engaging Health Professionals in Environmental Public Health

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

December 7, 2018

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Health professionals are important partners in the advancement of environmental public health. On the front lines of health care delivery, physicians, nurses, and many other professionals play an important role in providing patients and communities with valuable environmental health information. However, studies have shown that there is a knowledge gap. This webinar focused on the importance of working with health professionals to build their environmental health literacy and to address environmental health issues.

Presentations

Experts

portrait of Mark Miller, M.D., M.P.H.

Mark Miller, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant clinical professor and co-director of the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at the University of California, San Francisco; director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center at the California Environmental Protection Agency; and Community Outreach and Translation Core lead at UC Berkeley’s Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment. He has worked with the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit Network and Physicians for Social Responsibility to develop the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit, an American Academy of Pediatrics-endorsed, Web-based resource to assist clinicians in incorporating preventive environmental health messages into routine pediatric care. He is also part of the development team and a primary author of A Story of Health, an award-winning e-book on environment and health.

portrait of Nicholas Newman, D.O., M.S.

Nicholas Newman, D.O., M.S., is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He also serves as site director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at Cincinnati Children's, medical director of Cincinnati Children's Environmental Health and Lead Clinic, and co-director of the Community Engagement Core at the University of Cincinnati's Center for Environmental Genetics. He engages with local communities, manages patients impacted by environmental toxicants, and develops educational materials for both community members and health care professionals.

For More Information

A Story of Health
Case-based learning has long been used in medical education. This eBook grounds the science of health in stories of fictional people, their families, and communities to enable readers to explore the risk factors for disease, as well as how to prevent disease and promote health and resilience. Using the setting of a family reunion as a backdrop, this book explores how multiple environments influence our health across the lifespan.

Pediatric Environment Health Toolkit
This toolkit is an easy-to-use reference guide for health providers on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health.

Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)
The WS PEHSU is part of a network of PEHSUs across North America dedicated to providing expertise on the connection between reproductive and children’s environmental health and the environment. This site connects visitors to information and resources on a variety of environmental health topics and describes current activities of the WS PEHSU and how to contact them for services.

The Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE)
CIRCLE seeks to discover how environmental exposures and genetics interact to cause childhood leukemia in an effort to prevent the disease

Environmental Health & Lead Clinic Rotation Materials
Set up by Nicholas Newman, D.O., M.S., this wiki contains information, files, and links useful to medical students and residents doing a rotation in the Environmental Health and Lead Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

We want your feedback!

Send comments, questions, and suggestions for future webinar topics to peph@niehs.nih.gov.

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