Engaging Learners in Addressing Rural Population Health
Exposure to radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S., causing over 21,000 deaths/year.The EPA considers radon to be the most important environmental cause of cancer, and its levels are remediable. Our objectives are to engage students and primary care providers working in high risk areas to raise awareness among their patients and encourage them to test and remediate their homes.
Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Articulate the health hazards associated with exposure to radon gas in the built environment.
- Describe the areas within the U.S. at most risk for homes testing above the EPA’s recommended threshold for radon remediation.
- Describe the process of testing and remediation, and the importance of using certified radon remediators.
- Understand the set of community resources available to assisting low income households in need of remediation.
- Engage learners in disseminating this information and themselves learning the principles of population health intervention
- Join the Rural PREP community of practice in rural primary care health professions education and training.
In preparation for the webinar, please read the following:
Levy BT, Wolff CK, Niles P, Morehead H, Xu Y, Daly JM. Radon Testing: Community Engagement By a Rural Family Medicine Office. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 2015;28(5):617-623.