Break the Cycle
The Break the Cycle 10 Conference is April 23-24, 2015
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Break the Cycle 9 was a great success. Thank you to all those who particpiated and attended.
A project of
Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability
Sustainability Initiatives at Emory University>
Registration will open online at www.pehsu.emory.edu or www.isdd-home.org
Break the Cycle is a collaborative interdisciplinary research and training program to cultivate leadership in children’s environmental health disparities. The target populations are communities where the environmental hazards are related to circumstances of social and economic disadvantage.
Thursday April 23 2015 8:30am - 5:30 PM
University students from a variety of disciplines and universities develop projects that will provide strategies to Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities in vulnerable children. A group of selected student projects will be presented at this conference.
Friday April 24 – 8.30am to 12.00pm
A half day interactive workshop will examine the costs and benefits of Breaking the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities from different perspectives.
The program will include the examination of environmental factors and health outcomes with a view to examining how investment of time, energy and financial capital in prevention can lead to a direct benefit in terms of improved health and productivity and an indirect benefit in terms of financial savings.
For more information, visit us at: www.pehsu.emory.edu or www.isdd-home.org or www.sustainability.emory.edu
Break the Cycle is a collaborative interdisciplinary research and training program to cultivate leadership in children’s environmental health disparities. The target populations are communities where the environmental hazards are related to circumstances of social and economic disadvantage. University students from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to develop projects that will “Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities” among vulnerable children. Each student was required to develop a project that focuses on reducing or preventing environmental health related illnesses and disorders for children who live in these communities. The students work with their academic mentors and the Break the Cycle Faculty to bring the project to successful completion, present the results of their work at a national conference, and write an article for publication in an international journal.
Environmental Health Disparities
The diagram below represents the cycle of social and economic disadvantage as it is reflected in the physical and social environmental factors that can affect the health, growth, and development of children and contribute to our societal challenge of Environmental Health Disparities. Ample evidence across a variety of academic and public policy domains supports the relationships and patterns depicted in the diagram. There is no question of the need to “Break the Cycle” at any level and thereby reduce the phenomenon of Environmental Health Disparities and promote good health and well being for children and their families.