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Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars about Climate Change and Health

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Thursday, January 28, 2021 12 PM (ET) - Roles of Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Advanced Practice Nurses in Addressing Heat Stress in Older Adults
Featured Speakers:
Perry Blank, RN, MS, FNP
Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN, MGH Institute of Health Professions Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health 
Overview: During this webinar we will discuss the important roles of nurses across educational levels related to heat stress. We will also describe examples of successful nursing efforts in addressing heat stress in ambulatory and acute settings.
 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 12 PM (ET) - Integrating Climate Change and Health in Clinical Practice
Featured Speakers:
Gaurab Basu, MD, Center for Health Equity, Education, and Advocacy, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Deidre Alessio, MS, RN, NP-BC, Cambridge Health Alliance
Overview: During this webinar we will examine the integration of climate change and health consequences in the clinical setting. And we will discuss health education efforts regarding the consequences of climate change within a mitigation, adaptation and resilience framework.
 
Thursday,  March 25, 2021 12 PM (ET) - Climate and Health Curriculum Development in Medical and Nursing Education
Overview: During this webinar we will explore opportunities for comprehensive curriculum development of climate and health in medical/health professions education. And we will discuss opportunities, challenges, and gaps in medical/health professions education.
 
Thursday, April 29, 2021 12 PM (ET) - Future Directions for Climate Change and Addressing the Intersection with Health in the 21st Century
Featured Speaker: Renee Salas, MD, MS, MPH, Yerby Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE), Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Global Health Institute, Emergency Medical Physician Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
 
Thursday, May 27, 2021 12 PM (ET) - Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change
Featured Speaker: Bradley White, PhD(cand), MS, RN, Instructor, MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, Steering Committee, Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health
Overview: During this webinar we will explore the impacts of deleterious mental health outcomes related to climate change, and examine the concepts of "solastalagia" and "ecoanxiety."
 


Recordings of Past Webinars

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 12 PM (ET) - Roles of Health Professionals in Interprofessional Education and Practice to Address Climate and Health    
Featured Speakers
Sarah McKinnon, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, MPA
Director, Post-Professional OTD Program, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Emily Eddy, OTD, MS, OTR/L
Associate Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Jenny Fanuele, MMSc, PA-C
Faculty Instructor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Overview: During this webinar we examined the roles of health professionals in addressing climate change and discussed the findings in the literature regarding climate change and health.
 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 12 PM (ET) - Sustainability Efforts To Address Climate Change
Featured Speaker: Barbara Belanger, RN, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Nursing and Patient Care Services
Overview: During this webinar we discussed sustainability efforts in the hospital setting and explored opportunities for sustainability in the 21st century.
 
Thursday, September 24, 2020 12 PM (ET) - Nurses' Health Study 3
Featured Speaker: Jaime Hart, DSc, Associate Professor Harvard School of Public Health
Overview: During this webinar we discussed the 20-year history of the Nurses’ Health Study 1, 2, 3 and explore the environmental impacts of the study.
 
Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 12 PM (ET) - Nursing Leadership in Climate Change and Health
Featured Speakers:
Elizabeth Schenk, PhD, MHI, RN-BC, FAAN, Providence-Washington State University Nurse Scientist, Board Member, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Cara Cook, MS, RN, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Overview: A discussion about leadership efforts in nursing for climate and health and describe nursing organizational efforts related to climate and health.
 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12 PM (ET) - Advocacy Efforts for Climate Change and Health
Featured Speaker: Regina LaRocque, MD, MPH, FIDSA Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Infectious Disease Division
Overview: We examined and discussed opportunities to engage in advocacy efforts for climate and health.
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12 PM (ET) - The Intersection of Climate Change and COVID-19 ​
Co-sponsored by the Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE).

Featured speakers: Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN, and Patrice K. Nicholas, DNSc, MPH, RN, N.P.-C, FAAN
Overview: A 40-minute webinar exploring the relationship between climate change and COVID-19.
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 12 PM (ET) - Climate Change and Health Consequences
Featured speaker: Caleb Dresser, MD, Climate & Human Health Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Overview: A 35-minute webinar exploring some of the consequences climate change has on health through the lens of a Climate and Health Fellow.