4260.0 Climate Change and Public Health: Next Steps for the Public Health Community

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
This session is designed to be a practical, interactive session that will provide concrete ideas for action to help build on the growing interest in addressing the health impacts of climate change and climate change policy. The session will start with two brief plenary talks that will provide an overview of current policies and a review of available resources, and then transition to discussions with experts representing a variety of sectors, including federal, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations. The discussions will provide an opportunity for individuals to learn first-hand what activities are ongoing and planned, as well as for leaders within each of the sectors to obtain input on what types of resources and information are most needed by public health professionals.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1) Identify available resources for public health activities related to climate change impacts and climate change policies 2) Describe current activities at the federal, state and local levels 3) Describe short-term priorities for advocacy on climate change and public health
John M. Balbus, MD, MPH
John M. Balbus, MD, MPH
Kristie L. Ebi, PhD, MPH , Michelle Chuk, MPH , Michael McGeehin, PhD and Brian Cole, DrPH

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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