The Hawaii Department of Health and partners, Region 9 Environmental Protection Agency, Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, the University of Hawaii, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, and the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, are sponsoring a free one day symposium focusing on children’s environmental health risks. The symposium will increase knowledge of:
1) environmental burdens commonly found in children;
2) how these burdens can impact children’s health; and
3) what local professionals can do to address children’s environmental health problems in the communities they work with.
The target audiences for this symposium include: healthcare professionals (i.e., physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners), public health practitioners, and health educators. The symposium will increase the capacity of healthcare practitioners to recognize and address environmental hazards that may affect children’s health.
increase confidence in addressing environmental exposure in schools and child care.
increase the capacity of healthcare professionals, public health practitioners and health educators to identify children at risk from exposure to heavy metals.
be able to identify several environmental exposures associated with adverse health outcomes in children.
be able to assess respiratory symptoms related to Vog.
The Hawaii Consortium for Continuing Medical Education (HCCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. HHCME has approved this activity for 6 CME credits.
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