Beyond Climate Change and Public Health: A Look at How Other Sectors Play a Role in Addressing Climate Change and Health in the US
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Climate change is happening here and now and is already having real consequences on people’s lives, their communities and their health. Public health provides a compelling framework and an overarching goal for climate change action that cuts across every major sector in the country. As founding members of the national MomentUs initiative, each of the presenters are dynamic, influential leaders within the health, faith, business, community and higher education sectors who are successfully advancing both pragmatic and policy-level solutions at the intersection of climate change, health and their respective fields of expertise. Each brings a powerful perspective on the risks and opportunities to their sector that stem from climate-related public health impacts and the need to engage the public to get behind a larger agenda of transformation and change that will protect and promote public health within a changing climate. Each presenter will speak to how their sector is working to reduce risks and create opportunities for increased resiliency and improved health equity and outcomes, while also growing popular support for climate solutions by aligning climate and public health agendas on a path to a positive future.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe how the public health impacts of climate change pose tremendous risks and liabilities within the faith, business, and municipal/community sectors.
2. Describe how the faith, business, and municipal/community sectors are leveraging public health gains through climate solutions that align with their key priorities.
3. Identify how the faith, business and municipal sectors are formulating effective public engagement strategies to increase awareness of the public health implications of climate change, motivate personal action, and inform and build support for climate solution policies at the local, regional and national levels.
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Organized by: APHA
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)