Protecting Health in a Changing Climate: Addressing Climate-Related Health Inequities
During this virtual conference, health care providers will gain a deeper understanding of the relationships between a changing climate, health, and disparities in care. Climate change is leading to the increase in intensity and frequency of extreme weather and weather-related disasters and to changes in air and water quality. The effect of these changes on selected health conditions will be reviewed. By gaining a deeper understanding of these changes, health care professionals will be better prepared to address population health needs in the face of a changing climate. Climate anxiety is on the rise, and evidence linking it and mental illness is growing. The conference will offer strategies for addressing climate change-related stress with individuals.
Clinician leadership at all levels in the health sector is necessary to reduce the health sector’s destructive impact on the environment and to strengthen health system resilience in the face of climate change. Increased engagement of health professionals in advocacy efforts can be an important contribution to local, regional, state, and national policy. Current resources and strategies for reducing health care’s impact on health as well as opportunities for health care professionals to become more involved with addressing climate-related policy will be discussed.
Target Audience: RNs, MDs, PAs, students in health and environmental sciences, and others with an interest in climate and health.
Dates: Feb. 15 & 17, 2022
Times: 3 - 7 PM
Continuing education provided by the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing, a Joint Accreditation Provider.
For more information or the Call for Abstracts, please see the conference website.