The American Public Health Association recently presented a Webinar discussion on climate change and public health, with expert key speakers, including climate change experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of County and City Health Officials. The subject: the impact of climate change on human health, and the public health role in facing the challenges posed by climate change.
Public health professionals are facing new challenges as the science linking climate change and human health risks continues to mount. In fact, many U.S. communities as well as those abroad are already facing the health, disease, and preparedness problems that a changing climate brings to the forefront. Through a diversity of speakers and leading experts, this webinar series explores the impact of climate change on human health, the role public health does and should play in confronting climate change, the challenges of communicating such risks to the public, and much more.
The live Webinar was held on Monday, January 25. Recordings of live Webinar series presentations are available from APHA, following a brief user registration.
[Source: Excerpted from the American Public Health Association’s Environmental Public Health Program]