Climate warming in the Arctic is occurring twice as fast as the global average. Although Alaska Native peoples are resilient, live in one of the most severe climates on earth, and have adapted to varying conditions throughout history, current changes to climate are rapid and extreme. These changes are severely impacting the lives and communities of Alaska Natives, since many people in Arctic villages live close to the land and rely on subsistence lifestyles. During this webinar, learn more about climate change in the Arctic, how it is affecting the health of indigenous people, and various types of work occurring in this space — including state and local efforts and a spotlight on an NIHB-funded grant for the Village of Wainwright. The presentation will also include resources for climate change and climate health in the Arctic.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Explain climate change and its impacts on health
- Describe special considerations for Arctic communities
- Discuss efforts to improve climate health in Alaska
- Identify resources related to climate change and health for Tribes
Climate change is connected to various health issues as diverse as malnutrition, injuries, mental health, respiratory health and extreme weather. This webinar is intended for anyone who works in areas related to climate health, including environmental health workers, program directors, program planners, community health workers, researchers, care providers and others working in areas that overlap with climate health concerns. Arctic Tribal communities experiencing climate change impacts, implementing climate change programs, or considering future activities are specially invited.
Questions? Contact Angelica Colagreco.