Registration Is Now Open for the Next Healthy People 2030 Webinar, Air Quality Matters: Improving Health and Lung Function with Healthy People 2030 Objectives

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is pleased to announce its next Healthy People 2030 webinar:  Air Quality Matters: Improving Health and Lung Function with Healthy People 2030 ObjectivesThis webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 12 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET. To register, please visit the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series Registration page. Continuing Education Credits* (CEs) are available.

During this one-hour event, ODPHP will present on three Healthy People 2030 featured objectives related to indoor and outdoor air quality and health. The webinar will also feature a presentation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics to share the latest data on the three featured objectives and a presentation by Healthy People 2030 Champion, the American Lung Association, to share details on their efforts to inform the public about the impact of air quality on their health and ways to reduce harmful pollution. 

The three Healthy People 2030 objectives to be featured during the webinar are:

EH-01: Reduce the number of days people are exposed to unhealthy air (LHI)
Exposure to air pollution is linked to many health problems, including cancer, respiratory diseases, and heart disease. Outdoor air pollution is also linked to early death. Taking action to prevent air pollution through laws like the Clean Air Act can lead to major reductions in pollution and help prevent many serious health problems.

OSH-04: Reduce pneumoconiosis deaths
Pneumoconiosis is a group of lung diseases caused by breathing in mineral dusts, like asbestos, coal mine dust, or silica. People who work in certain mining, construction, and manufacturing jobs are at higher risk for pneumoconiosis. Strategies to reduce exposure to mineral dust at work are critical for reducing deaths from pneumoconiosis.

RD-04: Reduce asthma attacks
Millions of people in the United States have asthma attacks every year. Asthma attacks can lead to emergency department visits and even death. Reducing environmental triggers and making sure people get the right medications can help reduce asthma attacks.

To register, please visit the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series Registration page.

About the Series: Throughout the decade, the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series will feature the latest data on the Leading Health Indicators, Overall Health and Well-Being Measures, and Healthy People 2030 objectives.

* Following the webinar, participants will receive instructions on how to obtain CE credit and certificate.

Nursing Accreditation Statement
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Nursing Section Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Medicine (CME) Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation Statement: The APHA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™ per webinar.

Health Education (CHES) Statement
Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a designated approver 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®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours per webinar.

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