PEHSU Grand Rounds Webinar
This webinar is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.
School Environmental Health: Why It Matters and What to Look For - October 19, 2016
- Make the connection between school indoor environment and student health and academic performance, particularly for asthmatics
- Understand that since there are no standards or guidelines for air quality in schools, acceptable IEQ is based on good practices of design, maintenance and operation of facilities
- Understand the importance of districts having an indoor environmental health program at both the facility and district level, with members that meet routinely to discuss issues, concerns, and to identify best management practices
- Identify the common issues routinely observed in schools and how they may impact indoor environmental conditions and ultimately student health
- EPA's Student Performance Findings from 2012
- Towards Healthy Schools 2015 from Healthy Schools Network
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - The Relationship Between School Attendance and Health
Presenter: Luke Gard, CIEC, CMC, BOC
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, MO
Luke Gard received a BS Biology from the University of Kansas, Lawrence campus and has been involved in the environmentally-related sciences since 1994, while working in several environmental laboratories in both the Lawrence and Kansas City area until he began working in the Center for Environmental Health at Children’s Mercy Hospital in 2005. After a year or so, Luke became very interested in school environments and the unique challenges that they pose, which led to the creation of the Safe and Healthy Schools Program within the Center for Environmental Health.
Luke also serves as a primary instructor for the National Center for Healthy Housing, particularly the Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioner, the Assessment How-To training program, and the Healthy Homes training for Codes Officials. He is also a certified Healthy Homes Specialist (NEHA credential), a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), a Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC), and has a Building Operator’s Certification (BOC). He is a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and currently serves on the Membership committee of the organization.
Webinar Recording and Materials
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DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Charles A. McKay and he wishes to disclose that he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council, Environmental Health Research Foundation (EHRF). EHRF addresses issues related to biomonitoring, a topic that is also relevant to some of the activities in the Grand Round Series that might be discussed in future sessions. EHRF receives funding from sources that includes industry. Dr. McKay has reviewed and written material for EHRF, that could create a perceived conflict of interest regarding environmental chemical exposure assessment/measurement.
Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Dr. Charles A. McKay to ensure there is no bias. Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC does not accept commercial support.