2024 Summit

Climate and Health Education Summit

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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.

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Summit Agenda

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.  



  • Discuss latest science and learnings on the health impacts of climate change.
  • Develop strategies to integrate health impacts of climate change into the education of health professional students at academic health centers, and the communities that they serve.
  • Identify actions for integrating health impacts of climate change into health delivery to improve patient care and address health disparities.
  • Expand the CWRU Climate and Health Education Collaborative to include regional academic centers to extend the reach and impact of the Collaborative.

Sharing of best practices

The goals for the Summit include sharing of best practices and fostering collaboration.  Attendees are invited to submit workshop proposals and there will be a digital poster session in which attendees can submit their work in climate change and health for display on computer monitors.  


Themes to consider

Education/Curriculum Development
  • Curating curriculum to educate and empower current and future health professionals to make a positive impact on the health of the people and the communities we serve.
  • How can health professionals and the institutions they are associated with can advocate for policies and programs that address the health impacts impacting patient populations and the communities where our patients live.
  • Inform and share what health professionals can do to educate and inform community members, leaders, and partner organizations of the importance of addressing the health impacts of climate change.

Summit agenda

The Summit will start at noon on Thursday March 14th and end at 2:30pm on Friday March 15th.

Summit Agenda

Summit logistics and cost

The Summit will be held at the Health Education Campus (HEC) of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic, located at 9501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106.

Lodging is available at two area hotels.  Please use the links below to book your room with the Summit rate.

  • Residence Inn Cleveland University Circle/Medical Center (0.3 miles to HEC)
  • Holiday Inn Cleveland Clinic (0.4 miles to HEC)

The CWRU Climate and Health Education Collaborative is underwriting the majority of the costs for the Summit. There will be a $100 registration fee (per person) to offset food costs and demonstrate a commitment to attending. There is no charge for students to attend and participate.