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Digital Seminar

Environmental Factors Impacting Women's Health

Shawana Moore, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Jan 25, 2023
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As a perinatal clinician, you do everything you can to protect your patient and their developing baby...but what if there are risks in the environment that you and your patient are not aware of?  In this session, you will learn about the many environmental factors impacting women’s health. It will shed light on adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes due to negative environmental exposures. You will learn what education regarding environmental risks should be included in all prenatal/antenatal and postpartum education. Additionally, it will provide information on what national organizations are implementing to address environmental factors impacting reproductive health.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

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Earn up to 1.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

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PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 1.0 self-study contact hours. 

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Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 1.0 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

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Physicians - Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 1/25/2023. It was last reviewed on 3/14/2023 and is valid until 03/14/2026.


Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

Physicians Assistants - Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 01/25/2023. It was last reviewed on 03/14/2023 and is valid until 03/14/2026


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Nurse Midwives - Midwives

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 1.0 continuing education credit hours for Midwives. The Certificate Maintenance Program of the American Midwifery Certification Board recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of midwifery and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This endruing material is certified for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Other Professions

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Shawana Moore, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC's Profile

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Shawana S. Moore, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, is a nationally recognized, board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner who specializes in providing women’s and gender-related care throughout the lifespan. Dr. Moore is committed to providing women’s and reproductive health care to underserved populations. In her work as a women’s health nurse practitioner with health care organizations, she has cared for women and gender-related populations across the lifespan, mostly in underserved areas, for more than a decade. Dr. Moore is the author of scholarly blogs and numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and a contributor to national position statements for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. She has helped develop podcasts and video productions focused on the promotion of health equity.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Shawana Moore has employment relationships with Emory University, Daniel Esteves MD Office, and Center for Black Women's Wellness. She receives a grant from NIH-NCI. Shawana Moore receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Shawana Moore is a member of the National Black Nurses Association and the National Association for Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.

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  1. Appraise a collaborative initiative that addresses environmental health affecting the women’s health.
  2. Determine the environmental factors impacting the health of women.
  3. Formulate ways to address environmental factors affecting the health of women.
  4. Collect key components of an environmental health history.


  • Introduction to Environmental Health
    • Brief overview of environmental factors impacting women’s health
    • Brief overview of climate-related health impact on women’s health
  • Exposure Pathway
    • Extreme heat and rising in temperature
    • Poor air
    • Climate-related disasters
      • Hurricanes, flooding and wildfires
    • Shift rainfall and increase evaporation led to water insecurity
      • Risk waterborne diseases
    • Changes in temperature, precipitation, and ecology
    • Alter the geographic distribution of vector-borne diseases
    • Climate-induced environmental changes push human migration
      • Results in people unable to move from environmentally high-risk areas
  • Environmental Health History
    • Work
    • Home
    • Recreation activities
  • Recommendation
    • Identify strategies healthcare providers can take to address environmental health
  • Take Action
    • Provide an overview of two legislation geared towards environmental factors impact of women’s health
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    • Discuss reproductive health both male and female
    • Discuss exposures impact on reproductive health
    • Detail research efforts

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Midwives
  • Doulas


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