This segment of the IAQ program trains Early Childhood Educators (ECE’s) to attain the necessary knowledge and skill to incorporate an initial assessment of home environments. If issues are identified, the program provides the educational tools, support materials and appropriate follow up referrals. This indoor air quality knowledge base includes identification of asthma triggers and avoiding exposure as well as delivering outreach educational tools to directors, teachers and early Headstart Family Partnership managers.
Partners in this training: SLVEC, Early Childcare Council, National Jewish Health, Paula Hendricks, Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES), Head Start
Materials Provided: Power point on Asthma, Allergies and Indoor Air Quality, Green Cleaning Solutions(SLVEC), 2nd hand smoke and the health of your family (EPA), Why Quit tobacco (SLV Health),Tips to protect children from environmental risks, (EPA), Make Your House a health home (EPA), List of programs for home repair in SLV (ERC), Take Action to improve air quality,(EPA) Radon EPA, A Healthy Home Checklist (DHSS), Asthma home check list, (EPA)
Sept: 2013: Indoor Air Quality Training for Early Childcare Providers
Presenter: Lisa Cicutto, RN PhD.
There were 24 childcare providers that offer care for 196 families trained on the importance of IAQ, especially for children with asthma and allergies. In all, a total of 196 people were reached: 72 families from Early Childcare (25-Babies plus 47 1-3 year olds) and 124 families from Head Start.
In this program, the importance of ventilation, asthma triggers and allergens vs. irritants is presented. Prevention of triggers, safe cleaning agents, the connection between asthma and allergies and ear infections, dust mite information and effects of second- hand smoke on others are also covered in this program.
Materials used in this program, and readily available from our IAQ Toolkit page were: Power point on Asthma, Allergies and Indoor Air Quality, Green Cleaning Solutions(SLVEC), 2nd hand smoke and the health of your family (EPA), Why Quit tobacco (SLV Health),Tips to protect children from environmental risks, (EPA), Make Your House a health home (EPA), List of programs for home repair in SLV (ERC), Take Action to improve air quality,(EPA) Radon EPA, A Healthy Home Checklist (DHSS), Asthma home check list, (EPA)
June 2013: Tobacco Cessation Workshop for public health nurses and various health agencies
Presenter: Fred Wamboldt, MD, Colorado Director for Health Promotion and Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health.
This workshop was an opportunity for Public Health staff to receive training and latest techniques for helping patients to quit tobacco. This also brought in other healthcare providers from clinics and hospitals, mental health and school nurses. Twenty providers attended the training representing 13 agencies.
During the program it was revelaed that many public health departments have lost much of their funding for smoking cessation. Quitline only accepts insured or Medicaid/Medicare. Public Health is working with SLV Health to promote cessation efforts.
Information and Background Materials
Teen Smoking Concerns/ Tobacco Cessation Here is the phone number for Help to Quit Smoking Call Lizzie Gallardo, Tobacco Navigator, 719-587-6334 CLick here to connect to the SLV Health Smoking Cessation web site
Other Materials, Hand Outs and Presentations
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Teen Question and Answer for the N-O-T ( Not- On- Tobacco) Program
Suggested School Announcement for the Teen N-O-T Program Smoking Cessation Handout Colorado Quit Line- Telephone Support Group
Guideline for Smoking Cessation and Second Hand Smoke
Second Hand Smoke Brochure
Testing and Surveys