The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have honored A Story of Health multimedia eBook/continuing education course with an “Excellence in Communications” award.
NCEH and ATSDR are agencies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The award was given at the annual NCEH/ATSDR Honor Awards on February 3, 2016, to A Story of Health Team for excellence in communication for the development of a medical education product that highlights the importance of environmental health.
The eBook was designed to harness the power of storytelling to improve environmental health literacy for health professionals, policy makers and health advocates. It was developed by a team from the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), ATSDR, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California EPA (OEHHA), the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), and the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU).
The first installment of the eBook, with chapters on asthma, developmental disabilities and childhood leukemia, is available for free download on the CHE website. Health professionals can register for free continuing education credits (CE) through the CDC. A fourth story on infertility and reproductive health is in development.