CE application is pending
The goal of this course is to enhance the knowledge of physicians and other healthcare providers about how to effectively communicate the health risks of environmental exposures in childhood. By enhancing their knowledge around the basic principles of risk communication, physicians and other healthcare providers can better develop their own messages concerning environmental exposures and provide informed guidance to their patients’ caregivers.
- Recognize the importance of effective risk communication in the presence of threats to the health of children
- Describe the basic principles of risk communication
- Create a message map to effectively communicate three key messages about a complex issue
- Evaluate a message that communicates the risk of an environmental exposure.
Amy Garvey, Medical Student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000237 along with the American College of Medical Toxicology and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.