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Climate Change Webinar Series Part 1

Climate Change

APHA hosted a Webinar Series Part 1 on "Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role" in collaboration with CDC, NACCHO, ASTHO, and SOPHE. This six-part series has been translated into a practical guidebook. These sessions brought together experts in the field of climate change to discuss topics such as climate science, health risk communication, adaptation strategies, and more. The archived webinars from this series are below.

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Climate Change Webinar Series Part 1:

An Overview of Climate Change Science and Impacts to Human Health

  • David Easterling, PhD - Chief, Scientific Services Division, NOAA National Climatic Data Center - Presentation (PDF)
  • John Balbus, MD, MPH - Senior Advisor for Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - Presentation (PDF)

A Look at U.S. Regional Impacts of Climate Change on Health

  • Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH - Professor & Director of Global Environmental Health, Nelson Institute, the University of Wisconsin at Madison - Presentation (PDF)
  • Patrick Kinney, ScD, MS - Professor and Director, Climate and Health Program, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University - Presentation (PDF)

The Public Health Role in State and Local Climate Change Action Plans

  • Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH - Deputy Director, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion California Department of Public Health - Presentation (PDF)
  • Kevin Sherin, MD, MPH - Director, Orange County, Florida Health Department - Presentation (PDF)

The Public Health Role in Climate Change Communication and Effective Messaging Strategy

  • Edward Maibach, MPH, PhD - Director, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University - Presentation (PDF)

An Eye Toward Public Health Adaptation Strategy

  • Kristie L. Ebi, PhD, MPH - Carnegie Institution for Science - Presentation (PDF)
  • Kim Knowlton, DrPH - Senior Scientist, Health & Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense Council - Presentation (PDF)

Looking Ahead: Advancing the Public Health Response to Climate Change

  • Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH - Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Presentation (PDF)
  • Gina McCarthy - Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Presentation (PDF)