Children's Health Protection
Children's Health Podcasts & Webinars
Asthma: Community health workers play a critical role in educating
and equipping individuals to effectively manage their asthma. Attend the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency’s free webinar to learn how leading asthma
control programs use community health workers to reduce asthma disparities and
improve overall asthma management in their communities.
Title: The Role of Community Health Workers in Asthma Management
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
- Nancy Sutton, Manager of the Asthma Control Program, Rhode Island Department of Health
- Jean Zotter, Director of the Asthma Control Program, Massachusetts Department of Health
- Tracy Washington Enger, Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Better understand the role community health workers play in addressing asthma disparities by bridging cultural gaps and providing culturally appropriate health education.
- Learn best practices for mobilizing community resources to incorporate community health workers into asthma interventions.
- Hear effective strategies for obtaining reimbursement for the use of community health workers in asthma management programs.
- Gain answers to your questions about community health workers and the vital role they play in asthma management.
Children’s Health Month: In observance of Children’s Health Month, the Office of Children’s Health Protection hosted a webinar to explain the new school siting guidelines. Featured speakers were Sean O’Donnell, Myrick Howard, Makia Burns, Matthew Dalbey, and Susie Ruhl. The webinar moderator was Barbara Worth.
View the webinar and transcript.
The Office of Children’s Health Protection and Environmental Education has launched a series of podcasts to highlight EPA activities that improve the environmental health of children. Emily Bruckmann, a fall 2009 intern in the Office of Children’s Health Protection and Environmental Education, conducts the interviews. She is a senior attending Indiana University who will graduate with a degree in public health this spring.
The first podcast was released in October 2009 to celebrate Children’s Health Month, and the series continues to remind everyone that children’s health is a priority throughout the year. Listen to the podcasts below to learn more about children’s health protection at EPA.
Children’s Health Month Podcast (MP3) (5.2 MB, runtime 5:41): The first in a series of podcasts aimed at promoting EPA’s activities to reduce environmental hazards for children, this podcast features an interview with Dr. Peter Grevatt, Director of the Office of Children’s Health Protection and Environmental Education. Dr. Grevatt tells us about plans his office has for Children’s Health Month in October, steps you can take around your house to reduce environmental hazards and things kids can do to help.
Reducing Children’s Exposure to Toxic Chemicals (MP3) (5.2 MB, runtime 5:40): This podcast features an interview with Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator of the Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances. Mr. Owens discusses ways to reduce children’s exposure to harmful substances such as lead, mercury and pesticides.
The Air You Breathe (MP3) (5.1 MB, runtime 5:33): In this interview, Janet McCabe, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, discusses the link between air quality and asthma problems and the importance of ensuring a clean air environment for children. She also discusses the importance of sun safety and protection against damaging UV rays.
National Children’s Study (MP3) (5.3 MB, runtime 5:45): In this podcast, Dr. Kevin Teichman, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science at the Office of Research and Development, talks about the National Children’s Study. The National Children’s Study will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21. The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children.
EPA Office of International and Tribal Affairs (MP3) (7.25 MB, runtime 7:55): In this podcast, Michelle DePass, Assistant Administrator at the Office of International and Tribal Affairs, talks about the EPA’s efforts to promote environmental policy and governance to countries worldwide, in an effort to improve the health and welfare of children throughout the world.