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FLCEHC Project ECHO

The Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center Project ECHO provides case-based learning and multidisciplinary consultation services in 15 counties of the Finger Lakes region. Our goal is to create a learning community to improve health care providers’ capacity to:

  • Provide anticipatory guidance on environmental health (EH) issues to pregnant and breastfeeding women and families with children
  • Answer questions patients bring about EH topics (or know where to easily find answers)
  • Connect families with resources in their community
  • Become aware of specific environmental health issues in our communities
  • Refer cases to the Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center as needed

Why

Families want and need to know about these topics, yet health care providers receive little training. Most of these require a multi-disciplinary approach.

Who

Participants are health care providers in our 15 county region who serve pregnant women, breastfeeding women, families with children; local health department directors, nurses, school nurses/districts, Head Starts

The Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center staff serves as the hub team and will bring in expertise as needed from other NYS CEHCs, community agencies, American Lung Assoc., NYSDOH, DEC, etc.

When

Sessions are monthly: Third Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., starting up again on September 18, 2019. Recordings and slides from previous sessions are also available.

Where

Sessions take place using the Zoom video-conferencing platform.  Participants can join by phone if video conferencing is not available.

Topics

Past Project ECHO Session topics have included

  • Lead in Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Asthma Triggers and the Environment
  • Accidental Opioid Exposures in Kids; Breastmilk and Breastfeeding:  Mold and Environmental Contaminants
  • New Environments for New Americans

Future sessions will include

  • Perinatal Dental Disease and Child Health
  • Impact of a Toxic Environment on children’s physical and social-emotional health
  • Pesticide Exposure: Risk in Children of Migrant Farmworkers
  • Addressing Common Environmental Concerns in Pediatrics
  • And more

Contact

For more information about participating in a future session or viewing recorded sessions, email FLCEHC@urmc.rochester.edu or call 585-276-3105.