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Asthma, Climate Change and Health Webinar

October 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


In honor of Children’s Health Month, the National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) is holding a webinar, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on Asthma, Climate Change, and Health on Monday, October 19th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.

To register for the webinar, please click here .

During this session, participants will learn:
• How climate change will affect health, particularly for children and asthmatics
• How to improve indoor air quality in the home by identifying and eliminating asthma triggers in the home
• Actions people can take to mitigate the risks associated with asthma and climate change.

This webinar, for all health and social service providers, will discuss climate change in general terms and provide take-home messages to be shared with vulnerable populations. It will examine indoor environmental health and asthma triggers (such as mold and pests) as well as how to identify and minimize these exposures. Ensuring the safety and health of children as the climate changes is a priority for NNCC and EPA and we hope you’ll be able to join us for this important discussion. Presenters for this webinar will include:

  • Dr. Ruth Etzel, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Office of Children’s Health Protection, EPA
  • Nancy De Leon Link, MGA, Chief Operating Officer, NNCC
  • Shawana Mitchell, HHS, Healthy Homes Specialist, NNCC

This session is pending for up to 1.5 Social Work Continuing Education credits prescribed through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The following states DO NOT accept or recognize NASW Credits for this event: NY,NJ,MI, WV, ID, OR. This session is pending for up to 1.5 prescribed CME credits through the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). For the purposes of American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification and re-certification, participants may use these contact hours.

This webinar is sponsored in part by the U.S. EPA Environmental Education Program. Although this webinar is funded in part by the EPA, it does not necessarily reflect the the opinion or position of the EPA.


October 19, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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National Nursing Centers Consortium
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