Project Title & Description
Arkansas Dept of Health Children's Health Initiative FY15
The proposed project will provide a year-long education and outreach initiative for Arkansas childcare providers. Childcare providers (licensed by the Arkansas Department of Human Services) across central Arkansas will be invited to enroll in a six (6) session environmental health learning series. Each session will consist of a speaker engaging the audience on indoor environmental issues, such as asthma triggers and lead-based paint. A minimum of one hundred (100) childcare centers will be invited to better inform providers about recognizing and minimizing children�s environmental health risks at school, as well as minimize exposure to environmental triggers that exacerbate asthma symptoms. The initiative will also include a Children�s Environmental Health Fair for the families of the participating providers.