238746 Small-Group Breakout Session

Saturday, October 29, 2011: 1:15 PM

Ed Maibach, PhD, MPH , Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
This skill-building, small-group session will give participants an opportunity to collaborate with their peers in identifying communication objectives, audiences, messages and tactics for informing key stakeholders within their community about the public health implications of climate change. An emphasis will be placed on identifying communication opportunities that are already available to public health personnel as a result of their participation in ongoing programs in their jurisdiction. In other words, participants will ask and answer the question: How can we create opportunities to educate key stakeholders about the public health implications of climate change within the context of programs and initiatives that we are already contributing to or operating?

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Communication and informatics
Environmental health sciences
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to design effective methods of communicating about the health implications of climate change.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have previously conducted workshops for public health professionals on communicating climate change information. I will be assisted in facilitating this session by several highly qualified trainers from Spitfire Communications.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.