Child Development, Resilience and the Environment

Course: WD4516
CE Original Date: September 16, 2021
CE Expiration Date: September 16, 2023

Program Description

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 regard 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.
  6. Describe how to improve collaborative practice across the healthcare team regarding early life factors that can affect adult health.

To access the Childhood Development, Resilience and the Environment module, please visit the Western States PEHSU module pageexternal icon.

Faculty/Credentials

Mark D Miller, MD, MPH
Director
Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
University of California San Francisco

Brian Tencza, M.Ed.
Team Lead
Environmental Medicine and Health Systems Intervention Section
Office of Capacity Development and Applied Prevention Science
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Who is this training for?

Physicians, Registered Nurses, and Health Professionals

Continuing Education

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

In support of improving patient care, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for .5 nursing contact hours.

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

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to .5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are .5. Continuing Competency credits available are .5. CDC provider number 98614.

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)

In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WB4516 Childhood Development, Resilience and the Environment please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before September 16, 2023.

Complete the activity

Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/GetCE
Pass the posttest at 80% at www.cdc.gov/GetCE

To receive free continuing education, please visit the Childhood Development, Resilience and the Environment module registration page

To access the Childhood Development, Resilience and the Environment module, please visit the Western States PEHSU module pageexternal icon.

Training Module Information

Prerequisites: None

Materials: None

Format: This activity is Web-Based

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.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Contact Information

Debra Joseph, ATSDR, OAP
DOJ7@cdc.GOV, (770) 488-0715

Page last reviewed: September 22, 2021