3396.0 Climate change and public health: Research, communication, and mitigation activities at the international, federal, local, and personal levels

Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Our changing climate poses multiple challenges to protecting the public's health. As the Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health stated in its April 2010 report, "[c]limate change endangers human health, affecting all sectors of society, both domestically and globally." In response, local, state, federal and international public health agencies are moving to understand these health risks and identify relevant, effective efforts in response. This session will provide a look at some of these efforts, and thus will assist public health professionals in determining appropriate interventions in their individual jurisdiction.
Session Objectives: Increase understanding of local, federal and international approaches to address the public health aspects of climate change. Identify successes and challenges as a partner to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation goals. Gain knowledge of public health risk assessment methodologies relevant to climate change.

Vulnerability assessments as a public health response to climate change
Natasha Prudent, MPH, Adele Houghton, AIA, LEED AP and George Luber, PhD

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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