posted on Jul 12, 2019
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.
Title: Public Health Detailing - A Capacity Building Tool in Disaster Recovery
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2019
Time: 1:00pm EDT
- Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH, FAAP, Deputy Director, Region 2 PEHSU, Assistant Professor, Departments of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Frances Morales Ramos, MPH, Research Assistant, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Teresa Herrera, MPH, Region 2 PEHSU Program Coordinator, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
By the end of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe public health detailing, its evidence base, and using this approach to address gaps in pediatric environmental health related to climate change and disaster recovery.
- Articulate the ways in which public health detailing can be used as a means of capacity building.
- Explain how relationship building can help make educational materials culturally relevant and strengthen local partnerships to address power dynamics with historically marginalized populations.