Integrative Environmental Health: Advanced Approaches (2024-2026)

Why is Environmental health education important in clinical practice, and how can it help your patients? Many health issues occur due to negative environmental factors, but the causes often go unnoticed due to a lack of education in this area. Understanding how to assess and complete a patient's environmental health history and what actions to take in finding solutions to improve their health will be beneficial to your practice.

Designed for medical and nursing personnel, this Advanced Approaches course will build on the Integrative Environmental Health: An Introduction course by exploring a more in-depth clinical approach – what populations are most at risk, how to take an environmental health patient history, emerging research, and case-based learning – to reinforce clinical relevance. Enroll and complete the Introduction course first, then enroll and complete Advanced Approaches course.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify vulnerable patient populations in terms of environmental toxicant exposures.
  2. Apply a structured approach to taking an environmental medicine history that includes consideration of potential toxicants in air, land, and water.
  3. Assess the impact of some emerging technologies and agricultural practices on environmental medicine and how they affect human health.
  4. Identify advocacy resources in the field of environmental health and medicine gov.
  5. Identify persistent organic pollutants, their ramifications to health, and associated global regulations.
  6. Identify the role of epigenetics and the exposome in the intersection of toxicant exposure and related health effects.
  7. Apply information about exposure safety for electromagnetic radiation regarding everyday use of devices.
  8. Apply information and use resources about reproductive toxicant exposures, notably endocrine disruptors, and in-patient preconception counseling.

Curriculum

  • Taking an Environmental Medicine History
  • Patient Waiting Room
  • Emerging Research
  • Course Evaluation
  • Exam

Completion Requirements

Complete all the coursework, course evaluation, and the final test with a score of 70% or better. Upon successful completion, you will be able to print your certificate of completion.

Target Audience

This enduring material educational program is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, and psychiatrists in any specialty. In addition, all healthcare professionals who have an interest in an integrative approach to healing are targeted.

Certificate

When all of the above requirements are met (during the agreed-upon timeline), a link for the completion certificate is available to download and print anytime from "My Account." If a specific credit type was selected at registration, your certificate will indicate earned credits.

Disclaimer

This course does not constitute medical advice. Healthcare providers should exercise their own independent medical judgment.

All case studies and patient scenarios in this course are used for illustrative purposes. All depictions of persons (other than faculty) are models and not actual patients.

Course Fees

Physicians - $148.68
Other Healthcare Professionals/General Public - $105.03.
Students - $89.24

The Center (AWCIM) is waiving the registration cost. Enrollment is free!

Integrative Environmental Health: Advanced Approaches (2024-2026)
Disclosure & Education Credit Info


Nursing Continuing Professional Development Information

4.50 NCPD Contact Hours for RNs

Current Approval Period - NCPD

January 15, 2024 to January 13, 2026

Completion Requirements

Complete all the coursework, course evaluation, and the final test with a score of 70% or better. You are allowed unlimited re-attempts. Upon successful completion, you will be able to print your certificate of completion.

Relevant Financial Relationship Disclosure Information

Dr. Joanne Perron, MD MPH, content author for this course, is a consultant and has interest in NURX.

Dr. Lyn Patrick, ND, content author for this course, is a consultant for Biocidin LLC.

Dr. Lise Alschuler, ND, a planner and activity director for this course, is a speaker for Gaia Herbs, received research support from Pharmavite, and is a member of the Medical Advisory Panel for NFH (Vitazan).

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

COM CME

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation and CME Designation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Current Approval Period - CME

January 15, 2024 to January 14, 2026

Most Recent Review by Author: November 16, 2023

Completion Requirements

Complete all the coursework, course evaluation, and the final test with a score of 70% or better. You are allowed unlimited re-attempts. Upon successful completion, you will be able to print your certificate of completion.

Relevant Financial Relationship Disclosure Information

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Faculty / Authors

Lyn Patrick, ND

Joanne Perron, MD, MPH, FACOG; Public Health Consultant

Lise Alschuler, ND; Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona; Assistant Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, PhD, AHN-BC; Founder, Women's Health & Healing Integrative Health Coach

Planning Committee

Victoria Maizes, MD; Professor of Medicine; Executive Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Lise Alschuler, ND; Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona; Assistant Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, PhD, AHN-BC; Founder, Women's Health & Healing Integrative Health Coach

Molly K. Burke, MFA, CMT; Director of Online Education, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine