Assessment of the capacity of local health departments to address the health impacts of climate change in Massachusetts
Learning Areas:Environmental health sciences
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy
Identify current gaps in local public health preparedness as it relates to climate change Discuss strategies that support local planning efforts to mitigate public health impacts related to climate change List best practices for developing plans to more effectively address the impacts of local climate change
Keyword(s): Environmental Health, Climate Change
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the project manager of a CDC cooperative agreement that assessed the capacity of local health departments in Massachusetts to effectively address the health impacts of climate change. Among my scientific interests has been predicting climate change effects on exposure to air pollutants, identifying gaps in local public health preparedness as it relates to climate change, and developing strategies that support local planning efforts to mitigate public health impacts related to climate change.
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.