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

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1.5 Nursing Contact Hours; Certificate of Completion

Jane Nickert

Jane Nickert, BSN, MSN, MSBA

Jane Nickert is the Director of Nursing for Washtenaw County Public Health.  She has been a public health nurse for over 20 years and for many years worked specifically with pregnant women and children.  She received her BSN as well as her MSN and MSBA from Madonna University.  Jane has worked in public health at both the state and local level.  Jane has a passion for assuring the health and safety of children.  She is the former coordinator for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program which afforded her the opportunity to help devel

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Mary Sue Schottenfels

Mary Sue Schottenfels, BSW

Mary Sue Schottenfels has served as the Executive Director for CLEARCorps/ Detroit since 1999. In her over 40 years of public service, Ms. Schottenfels has successfully created and directed several noteworthy community, coalition building, and public policy efforts. Previously, Ms. Schottenfels served as the Associate Director for Community Health at the Greater Detroit Area Health Council and as Director of the Michigan Avenue Community Organization.

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Ruth Ann Norton

Ruth Ann Norton serves as President & CEO of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), a national nonprofit founded in 1986 dedicated to the elimination of childhood lead poisoning and the creation of healthy, safe and energy efficient housing for America’s children.

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Stacey Barbas

Stacey Barbas, MSA

Stacey Barbas is a Senior Program Officer on the Kresge Foundation’s Health Team.  She is responsible for reviewing requests from nonprofit organizations and safety net health institutions that address the impacts of social and environmental factors disproportionately affecting at-risk communities.  She serves on the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders.

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Course Details

Who Should View This Webcast

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


  • 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 And Certificate Of Completion

1.5 Nursing Contact Hours

Certificate of Completion

The Office of Public Health Practice 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.

Requirements for Successful Completion

  • Register for this training
  • Sign in and view the webcast
  • Complete the evaluation
  • Pass the post-quiz (75%+)

Planning Committee: Phyllis Meadows, PhD, MSN, RN; Phoebe Goldberg, MPH, CHES; Amby Gallagher, PhD, APRN-BC; Julie McCallum, MPH, RN, BSN; Sue Anne Bell, PhD, FNP-BC; Mary Beljan, MPH, RN, BSN; Trish Koman, MPP, PhD(c)

Conflict of Interest: All instructors have reported no conflicts of interest related to this activity. All activity planners have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.


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.

Technical Information

This webcast uses Kaltura.

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.