Online Program

Politics of public health DATA: Global climate change, public health, and health equity

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 2:30 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Catherine Cubbin, PhD, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Our politics of public health data session, titled “THE POLITICS OF PUBLIC HEALTH DATA: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND HEALTH EQUITY” will spur critical public health thinking and action regarding data and the public health and health equity impacts of global warming, both in the US and elsewhere. Although we recognize that the adverse effects of global climate change on other non-human species (e.g., animals, plants) are critically important and must be addressed in their own right (regardless of their implications for human health), we selected presentations that focus on health inequities among people as linked to the politics and realities of global climate change. At issue is how global climate change can affect human health inequities both directly and also indirectly (e.g., by affecting other animals, plants, and microorganisms in ways that then affect human health and health inequities).

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Identify health inequities linked to the politics of global climate change.

Keyword(s): Climate Change, Social Inequalities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an Associate Professor of Social Work with experience moderating sessions and empirical research on health inequalities.
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.