Clinical Climate Change: Improving Patient Outcomes in the Dual Crises of Climate Change and COVID-19

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Jan 08 2021


The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has revealed the unambiguous impact of health disparities on morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 in disadvantaged populations. Patients with chronic health conditions and Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities have disproportionally and dramatically suffered in the ongoing pandemic.

This CME event aims to explore the convergence of climate change, COVID-19, and racial injustice with presentations to include:

  • clinical practice updates related to climate change and COVID-19;
  • air pollution and strength of evidence for a role in COVID-19 severity;
  • healthcare supply chain impact and the dual challenges of adequate protection and its role as a driver of climate change through increased pollution/emissions;
  • lessons learned from the COVID-19 disaster in NYC that informs healthcare system response and preparedness climate-mediated disasters and severe events;
  • experiential learning in public health tracking for climate/health impacts and clinical guidance in the recognition and treatment of climate-mediated disease;
  • an evidence-based exploration of the path forward and solutions that can mitigate at the community, health system and national level the numerous threats posed by COVID-19, climate change, and racial injustice.

Finally, as racial injustice has galvanized people across the nation to take action towards a safer and more equitable society, this conference will discuss the role of community advocacy and ways to build new partnerships between community and health care leaders

Learn more at www.clinicalclimatechange.com/


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