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Reproductive Environmental Health Concerns in the Gulf Coast Region

Jointly provided by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, and Tulane University Center for Continuing Education

Release Date: October 1, 2017
Date of Last Review: September 4, 2018

Many healthcare providers do not receive any training in environmental medicine, especially on the effects of exposures on reproductive health, and are therefore unable to adequately identify conditions and respond to patients’ questions about exposures.

The purpose of this enduring material is to increase healthcare provider knowledge and capacity regarding the effects on the reproductive system of exposure to occupational and environmental hazards.

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Family Medicine, Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, and other interested physicians and healthcare professionals

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to effectively…

Predicted changes in practice as a result of participating in this activity include the improved ability to …

This activity may address elements of competencies identified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC):

ABMS:  Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-based Practice

IOM:  Provide patient-centered care, Work in interdisciplinary teams, Employ evidence-based practice, Apply quality improvement, and Utilize informatics

IPEC:  Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice; Roles / Responsibilities; Interprofessional Communication, and Teams and Teamwork


Last Name   First Name   Role in the Activity
Buchanan Susan Module Director (Reproductive Health)  
Burt Erica Module Director (Air & Reproductive Health)
Epperson Melinda Dirctor, Tulane CCE
Kirkland Katherine Co-Activity Director (AOEC)
Kleinpeter Myra Chair, Tulane CCE Advisory Committee
Krane Kevin Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Tulane
Lichtveld Maureen Co-Activity Director (Tulane SPHTM)
Lind Caroline Educ Eval & Research Specialist, Tulane CCE 
Refvem Sarah Program Coord Eval & Research, Tulane CCE 
Schmidt Pamala Assistant Director, Tulane CCE
Sliwinski Roblynn Departmental Administrator, Tulane CCE


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The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program was developed jointly by BP and the Plaintiff's Steering Committee as part of the Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement, which was approved by the U.S. District Court in New Orleans on January 11, 2013 and made effective on February 12, 2014. The Outreach Program is supervised by the court and funded with $105 million from the Medical Settlement.