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Hot Topics in Health Care for Youth-Environmental Health Hazards for Children
September 26, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Children are susceptible to many pollutants that can cause both acute disease and chronic developmental concerns. With major exposures propelling environmental pollutants into national news, such as the Flint water crisis, there is no better time to support providers who are the first line of defense children have in recognizing place-based hazards. This webinar will discuss how health and human service providers can address and be responsive to lead, building materials, asthma triggers, mold, pesticides, and neighborhood exposures.
Dr. Laura Anderko holds the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies and serves as Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (Region III’s Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, CDC). She is a former member of the Environmental Protection Agency's federal advisory committees: the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee, the National Drinking Water Advisory Committee, and the National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee’s Research Workgroup. In July 2013, Dr. Anderko was honored by the White House for her work in climate change and public health. Register here