The health consequences of the climate crisis are widespread, and as they become more manifest, healthcare professionals need to be aware of these impacts and how their patients may be affected. The purpose of this Continuing Medical Education (CME) webinar series is to provide the much needed education that healthcare professionals are asking for, to help them better treat their patients and their community.
This CME webinar series will discuss environmental concerns that have a critical health component, including air quality and heat, and the impact they have on patients. In addition, we will focus on specific vulnerable populations – communities of color, pregnant women, and those with mental health concerns. The discussions will also include input from experts on the latest research, advice on patient outreach and communication, and current legislation that is being considered. The speakers listed below are for the first webinar and will be updated afterward.
You are welcome to attend all four, or just one or two. The four-part webinar series will include:
July 10: "Air Quality, Climate Change, and Transportation"
This webinar addresses air pollution and the associated health impacts, with a specific focus on reducing the contribution from the transportation sector.
July 17: "Covid 19, Climate Change, and Equity"
This webinar addresses the overlapping health risks of Covid 19 and Climate Change both of which are impacted by environmental injustice.
July 24: “Preventing Heat Illness in Practice"
This webinar addresses the physician’s role in preventing heat illness in practice in the context of a warming climate, and legislative proposals to protect working people from heat illness.
July 31: "Climate Change and Pregnancy", "Climate Change and Mental Health"
This webinar addresses the risk to pregnancy posed by rising temperatures and poor air quality. The second half of this webinar will focus on mental health risk stemming from climate change.