Continuing Education for Professionals

Despite the mounting evidence of the impact of environment on health, it is often not included as part of formal training. Take advantage of opportunities to obtain CE credits while learning more about reproductive and pediatric environmental health by clicking on the links below:

 

PEHSU National Classroom

The PEHSU program has collaborated with subject matter experts across the United States to develop interactive, self-paced e-Learning courses on a range of topics, including endocrine disruptors; pesticides and health; environmental exposures and cancer; taking an exposure history; and, the toxicology of hydraulic fracking. Many of the courses qualify for CME, CNE, CEU, or CECH. The PEHSU program also hosts regularly scheduled live scientific webinars on topics relevant to pediatric environmental health. Past webinars may be viewed on-demand. All webinars offer CE credits for attendees

 

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit and Training Module

The online Pediatric Health Toolkit is a key resource for clinicians and health professionals for assessing and addressing the most common environmental health hazards children face at different developmental ages,  This online training offering 1.5 CE credits primes users on the basics of environmental health, introduces the tools available in the toolkit, and provides detailed examples of how to deliver anticipatory guidance on a range of environmental health issues. It was developed by PEHSU, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

 

Pediatric Environmental Health & Air Pollution

This CME activity was developed by the Region 5 PEHSU at the University of Cincinnati and the National Environmental Education Foundation, to help advance pediatric environmental health physician training. The presentation provides an introduction to key concepts of environmental health, explores how health effects are associated with common environmental toxicants, and describes how to incorporate elements of taking an environmental history into clinical practice.

 

Particle Pollution and Your Patients' Health

This course was created in partnership by the EPA and CDC for family medicine physicians, internists, pediatricians, occupational and rehabilitation physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, asthma educators, pulmonary specialists, cardiologists, and other medical professionals. It describes the biological mechanisms responsible for the cardiovascular and respiratory health effects associated with particle pollution exposure and provides educational tools to use with patients. CME, CNE, and CEU credits available at no fee.

 

Story of Health eBook

The Story of Health is a multimedia eBook that explores how our environments interact with our genes to influence health across the lifespan, as told through the lives of fictional characters and their families: Brett, a young boy with asthma; Amelia, a teenager with developmental disabilities; and, Stephen, a toddler recently diagnosed with leukemia. Each case features the latest scientific research about disease origin and helpful facts about disease prevention. This is a peer-reviewed program developed by Region 9 PEHSU. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC ATSDR) offers free CE credits for each of the fictional cases.

 

Case Studies in Environmental Medicine

Created by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Case Studies in Environmental Medicine are self-instructional, continuing-education primers designed to increase primary care providers’ knowledge of hazardous substances and aid in the evaluation of patients potentially exposed to hazardous substances. CE credits are offered free of charge for many cases.

 

Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment (ANHE)

Nurses are considered one of the most trusted sources of information by the public and must be in a position to respond to questions about the environment and its relationship to health with credible, evidence-based information. ANHE is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower nurses to not only become more educated on environmental health issues, but to empower them to use their expertise and voices to be leaders in promoting healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy. ANHE offers free online CE opportunities for nurses and health professionals.