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Healthy Built Environments: Nursing Strategies at the Policy, Program, and Patient Levels is a Course

Healthy Built Environments: Nursing Strategies at the Policy, Program, and Patient Levels

Started Feb 9, 2017
1.5 credits

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Full course description

This webcast originated at the April 4, 2016 8th annual grand rounds in partnership between the University of Michigan Schools of Public Health and Nurses.

Presenters from national and local settings share their perspectives on the role of nurses in ensuring healthy built environments, especially for children. This session provides an overview of current policy initiatives related to lead and other housing issues, share examples of funded programs aimed at improving health outcomes, and how nurses can interact with patients and fellow providers on the ground to address these concerns.

This session features short lectures by national and local presenters, and a panel facilitated by Craig Fahle, Director of Public Affairs at the Detroit Land Bank.


Public health and other nurses, community health professionals, and those working in environmental health.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the built environment as a contributor to children’s health outcomes
  • Identify strategies to address the built environment at the policy, community, and individual levels
Continuing Education Credit

1.5 Nursing Contact Hours

Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours expire on December 31, 2018.


This event was a collaboration of the Michigan Public Health Training Center, the University of Michigan School of Public Health Office of Public Health Practice and the University of Michigan School of Nursing.

This webcast was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $884,366). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.