Protecting Children's Environmental Health in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
San Diego, CA - January 27-28, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency works with its partners to address binational environmental challenges and disproportionate health impacts burdening communities in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Some residents in border communities, especially children, are exposed to environmental conditions that may affect their health.
This free 1.5-day symposium will focus on children’s environmental health risks that are commonly found in communities located within the California/Baja California and Arizona/Sonora regions. This symposium will feature plenary and concurrent sessions that will discuss environmental health issues in the border region, how prenatal and childhood exposures can impact children’s health and development, and what participants can do in their respective roles to address or mitigate children’s environmental health risks.
- Increase knowledge of children’s environmental health risks in the U.S.-Mexico Border.
- Increase the capacity of healthcare professionals, public health practitioners, environmental professionals, promotores, and the public to address or mitigate children’s environmental health issues.
- Facilitate networking and knowledge-sharing among healthcare professionals, public health practitioners, environmental professionals, promotores, and the public to promote collaboration across disciplines to resolve children’s environmental health issues.
Who should attend?
Healthcare professionals (i.e., physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, etc.), environmental professionals, public health practitioners, promotores, health educators and the public from the U.S. and Mexico.
CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 9.6 contact hours.
IACET CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEU's for this program.
CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 8 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.
CPH: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 13 CPH recertification credits for this program.
CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC. Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits.
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. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
Planning committee reviewed content 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 did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.
To receive continuing education (CE):
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FEES: There are no fees for CE.
Thank you to our partners!
This event could not have been made possible without the support of EPA’s partners. Representatives from the following organizations devoted an incredible amount of time, resources, and energy to help the EPA organize this symposium: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, California Department of Public Health Environmental Health Investigations Branch, and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission. In addition, participants of EPA-sponsored trainings and representatives from the following organizations provided invaluable feedback to inform the agenda: Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Border Health, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Office of Children’s Environmental Health and Office of Border Environmental Protection, Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc., University of Arizona, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Department of Public Health Office of Binational Border Health, Comite Civico del Valle, Inc., Imperial Valley Child Asthma Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, and the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. Furthermore, representatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided considerable assistance throughout the accreditation process.
Contact Jacquelyn Menghrajani (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeremy Bauer (email@example.com) with questions.
Final Symposium Agenda and Speaker Bios. Please contact the US-Mexico Border Program for a copy of the presentations.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Symposium Agenda (PDF)(4 pp, 41 K)
- Symposium Proceedings Document (PDF)(55 pp, 1 MB)
- Speaker Bios (PDF)(8 pp, 416 K)