A network of experts in reproductive and children’s environmental health

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We are an interconnected system of specialists located throughout North America who respond to questions from public health professionals, clinicians, policy makers, and the public about the impacts of environmental factors on the health of children and reproductive-age adults.

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Jul 12, 2019 PEHSU Grand Rounds | Public Health Detailing - A Capacity Building Tool in Disaster Recovery – July 17, 2019 at 1:00pm ET
Extreme weather events, such as rainfall, droughts and storms, including hurricanes can create greater environmental risks for those living in high risk areas, such as the Caribbean. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands suffered unprecedented damages during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season that led to infrastructure ruptures and lack of access to medical services. These challenges burden children with increased environmental risks during a critical stage of their health and development. The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) program has created a recovery project that helps build resilience and capacity to further support health providers and long-term recovery efforts in the Caribbean. To extend resources and increase health provider knowledge, the Region 2 PEHSU has adopted the Academic, or public health, detailing approach to improve patient care. By employing this approach, the Region 2 PEHSU is providing health providers with tools that enable them to play a key role in disaster resilience. This webinar describes the work of the Region 2 PEHSU in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands using the public health detailing approach to increase health provider knowledge, develop environmental health services, and promote widescale access to culturally relevant materials to improve patient care.
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The PEHSU network has experts in pediatrics, allergy/immunology, neurodevelopment, toxicology, occupational and environmental medicine, nursing, reproductive health, and other specialized areas. Contact your regional PEHSU to talk to an expert.

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