Ensuring a Healthy Environment for All Children: the Need for Research, Policyand Urgent Action
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Children are more vulnerable to environmental health hazards than adults. They may be exposed in utero and throughout their development with potentially long-term harm to their health. On this call Nsedu Obot spoon discussed children's vulnerabilities, the need for protection and initiatives to protect children's environmental health. We also discussed national initiatives as well as the role of the Children's Environmental Health Network which works to promote the development of sound public health and child-focused national policy, stimulate prevention-oriented research, educate health professionals, policy makers and community members in preventive strategies, and elevate public awareness of environmental hazards to children. Ms. Witherspoon is one of several experts who spoke at the Children's Environmental Health Summit on October 5th and 6th, 2016 at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage.
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, serves as executive director of the Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN). Read full bio.
This call was hosted by the CHE-Alaska Partnership. It lasted for 1 hour and was recorded for the CHE call archive.