Making the Connection: Climate Changes Health

A Four-Part Webinar Series

APHA and ecoAmerica are proud to co-sponsor a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The series explores the connection between climate change and key areas of our health: allergies and asthma; health risks in children; mental health; and transportation and healthy community design as a mitigation approach.

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Part I – Making the Connection: Climate Changes Allergies and Asthma
Monday, May 9, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Mark Mitchell, MD, David B. Peden, MD, MS, and Mona Sarfaty, MD, MPH

During this webinar, participants will discover how climate change conditions impact allergies and asthma. 

Listen to the recorded webinar.

View the webinar slides (all are downloadable PDFs): WelcomeDavid PedenMona SafatyConclusion

Part II – Making the Connection: Climate Changes Children’s Health
Thursday, May 26, 1 – 2 p.m. EDT
Kim Knowlton, DrPH, Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP, and Samuel Myers, MD, MPH

In our second webinar of the series, participants will gain insights on how climate change can influence children’s health and well-being.

Listen to the recorded webinar.

View the webinar slides (all are downloadable PDFs): WelcomeSamantha AhdootSamuel S. MyersConclusion

Part III – Making the Connection: Changing Climate through Healthy Community Design and Transportation

Tuesday, June 7, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, and James Whitehead

In our third webinar of the Climate Changes Health series, participants will discover how transportation and healthy community design can ease the clinical impacts of climate change.

Listen to the recorded webinar.

View the webinar slides (all are downloadable PDFs): Welcome, Richard Jackson, James Whitehead, Conclusion

View the fact sheet (PDF)

Part IV – Making the Connection: Climate Changes Mental Health

Wednesday, June 29, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Mollie Marti, PhD, JD, Susan Clayton, PhD, MS, and Lise Van Susteren, MD

In our fourth and final webinar of the Climate Changes Health series, participants will gain insights on how the conditions of climate change can impact mental health and how this presents itself in our communities.

Listen to the recorded webinar.

View the webinar slides (all are downloadable PDFs): WelcomeSusan ClaytonLise Van SusterenConclusion

View the fact sheet (PDF). (Fact sheet references can be found here.)

Questions? Contact Natasha DeJarnett.

Watch this webinar series introduction from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin and ecoAmerica President Bob Perkowitz and hear why you should "be part of the solution..."

Stay involved! Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtags #APHAwebinar and #ClimateChangesHealth. For more information on how climate change impacts health, please visit www.apha.org/climate. Learn more about Climate for Health, and join health leaders from across the nation to lead by example and engage others on climate solutions.

These webinars were funded through a memorandum of understanding between the American Public Health Association and ecoAmerica. The contents of the webinars are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or ecoAmerica.

"Be part of the solution..."

Georges Benjamin and Bob Perkowitz

Fact sheets on Climate Change

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