Climate and Health Education Summit
The Summit will assemble health education leaders and future leaders, to develop strategies and actions to incorporate climate health impacts into both health education and health delivery systems. These strategies will help improve care of patients and address the fact that a disproportionate share of impacts of climate change impact underserved individuals and communities. At the summit we will educate, share best practices, and inform opportunities to improve climate health education in our academic health centers and health delivery systems. Attendees will leave inspired and empowered to integrate climate health education into their health practices, patient interactions, and community systems to create healthier individuals, communities and bioregions.
Who should attend?
Health education leaders and trainees from the region interested in addressing the health effects of climate change to improve the health of patients and communities. We welcome attendees with any level of experience in climate and health education and clinical care, including those with no experience in this area.
We are especially interested in teams from academic health centers that include faculty and trainees from one or more health professional schools. Centers may send up to 5 team members to the Summit.
Summit logistics and cost
The Summit will start at noon on Thursday March 14th and end at approximately 1pm on Friday March 15th to allow attendees to travel by car.
Cost: The CWRU Climate and Health Education Collaborative is underwriting the majority of the costs for the Summit. There will be a $50 registration fee (per person) to offset food costs and demonstrate a commitment to attending.
Sharing of best practices
The goals for the Summit include sharing of best practices and fostering collaboration. Attendees will be invited to submit workshop proposals and there will be a virtual poster session in which attendees can submit their work in climate change and health for display on computer monitors. More details regarding the workshop and poster opportunities will be forthcoming.
How to reserve your spot at the Summit?
Reservations to attend the Summit will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. We have space limitations and ask that you share your interest by emailing Climate_Health@ccf.org.