Blueprint for Children’s Health in the Built Environment

Posted by on August 18, 2008

Save the Dates:  October 30 & 31, 2008, Austin, TX
Children’s Environmental Health Institute

Fifth Biennial Scientific Symposium:
Blueprint for Children’s Health in the Built Environment


Learn about healthy building design, construction and maintenance.  The development of standards for materials and the adoption of policies for operating practices can reduce health risks to children by decreasing their exposure to environmental contaminants and hazards.

Learn how physicians, architects/builders, businesses and others can “green” their practice and how it will impact children’s health and well-being.

Learn specific public health aspects of the built environment that expose children to environmental health risks, such as land use and urban sprawl.

Learn how the National Children’s Study will help us to better understand how children’s genes and their environments interact to affect their health and development.  In the study, “environment” includes factors such as how children are cared for in the safety of their neighborhoods and community.

Learn why health professionals, school/child care administrators and others need to develop policies to remove environmental contaminants from the microenvironment of children.

Learn how direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional development of children.  Take a tour of the Dell Children’s Medical Center and learn how the physical environment at the Dell Children’s Center affects the models of care delivery.

To be placed on an e-list to receive a registration brochure, please send your request to

Physicians and other health professionals; architects, engineers and others in the building and service industry; educators, childcare administrators, faith communities and child advocates.

Professional Credits
Physicians may claim 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsT, including 2.25 hours of ethics and/or professional responsibility education.  Architects may claim credit hours through self-reporting to the AIA or tracking credits on a CEPH log. Child Care Professionals may claim 11 hours (1.1 CEU’s) of training.

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