Child Development, Resilience and the Environment

Course: WB2821

CE Original Date: June 1, 2017

CE Renewal Date: June 1, 2019

CE Expiration Date: June 1, 2021

Introduction

In the age of rising chronic multi-factorial diseases a new way of thinking about how factors interact over a lifetime is needed. The “Ecological Framework” shows the many influences on health for an individual. It incorporates both micro- and macro-perspectives.

Complex interactions occur among many variables and various levels. These range from cell signaling, to individual, family, community, and societal levels. We can see their influences in health at all levels and across the lifespan.  Rarely is one particular thing responsible for health or disease, so we refer to this as a multifactorial (or ecological) approach, and this approach is the best way to promote health and prevent disease as it can identify key leverage points where efforts will be most effective.

An important element of the ecological framework is timing. During human development there are critical windows when we are especially sensitive to exposures or interventions that may have a lifelong impact on health.

Training Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain an “ecological framework” in regards to health
  2. Identify early life factors that can effect adult health
  3. Explain “critical time windows.”
  4. Explain how resilience can help mitigate negative early life factors.
  5. Discuss environmental justice and its interaction with vulnerability and resilience

To access the Child Development, Resilience, and the Environment training, please visit the Child Development, Resilience, and the Environmentexternal icon page.

Faculty/Credentials

Mark D Miller, MD, MPH Director Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

Who is this training for?

Dentists; D.O.s; Epidemiologists; Laboratorians: Licensed practical/vocational nurses; MDs; Medical assistants; medical students, Nurse practitioners; Nurse technicians, Other health educators; Physician assistants; Registered nurses.

Continuing Education
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 and Prevention and States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at University of California, San Francisco. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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.
0.4 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

To receive free continuing education, please visit the Child Development, Resilience and the Environment registrationexternal icon page.

Training Module Information
Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of medicine or related basics of human health promotion at a professional level is desired.

Materials:
Printer to print out the certificate of Completion once training is completed

To access the Child Development, Resilience, and the Environment training, please visit the Child Development, Resilience, and the Environmentexternal icon page.

To receive free continuing education, please visit the  Child Development, Resilience and the Environment registration external iconpage.

Disclaimer and 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, content experts, 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.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at University of California, San Francisco are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

Contact Information
Debra Joseph, ATSDR Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry, F-57, 770/488-0715, Atlanta, GA 30333
For additional information about Environmental Medicine Education Products, please email atsdrdtemce@cdc.gov.

Page last reviewed: December 7, 2020