Clinician Champions Network: New Program Launched in 2022
What is the PERC-med Champions Network
Purpose of a Champions Network
Reducing the number of injuries, illnesses and deaths from
pesticide poisoning in the United States, in the absence of an
effective nationwide surveillance system, is contingent in part upon
“champions” advocating for increasing awareness and training of
health providers to diagnose and treat excessive and/or prolonged
Goals of a Champions Network
Engage, train and retain healthcare providers as “champions”
in preventing, recognizing and treating pesticide exposure.
Foster a group of leaders to advocate for the importance of proactively diagnosing pesticide exposure.
Increase healthcare providers’ awareness of pesticide
exposure, including exposure scenarios and at-risk occupational
Educate clinicians on state-specific requirements for
Clinician Peer Educator and Clinician Champions Network