UPCOMING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ECHO SESSIONS
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) lead the Environmental Health ECHO. The purpose of the Environmental Health ECHO is to increase clinician knowledge, comfort and competence in preventing or identifying, diagnosing, and treating environmentally-related health conditions in children and reproductive-age adults. This program uses the ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model, a tele-mentoring platform that leverages video conference technology to connect a team of specialists with primary care providers in local communities.
Each 1-hour ECHO session includes a brief presentation by a national expert, followed by a de-identified patient case presentation and discussion. We cover a variety of topics including lead, mold, food safety, indoor and outdoor air quality, and more. This program differs from a traditional webinar in that all attendees actively participate and learn from each other.
The Environmental Health ECHO is part of the national PEHSU program supported by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Tue, March 27: Pesticides • Thu, April 12: Indoor Air Quality • Tue, April 24: Arsenic in Foods
Sessions last one hour, take place via Zoom video conference, and occur regularly at the following times:
- 2nd Thursday of the month @ 9-10am CT, and
- 4th Tuesday of the month @ 4-5pm CT
Participants are strongly encouraged to attend calls regularly, so that we may build a learning community.
If you, or someone you know, might be interested in participating in the Environmental Health ECHO, please feel free to forward this information. Interested participants can register and staff will follow up with further details. Furthermore, if you have a case that you would like to present on one of the sessions, the case form can be found here. Individual or community level exposures/cases are accepted, and any health professional can present a case.
*Please also note that we are in the process of applying for CME for these sessions, which will run through September 2018, and will let you know when CME becomes available.
This Project ECHO was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 5 NU61TS000237-04 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-75-95877701-4. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.