Climate Changes Health Series

Brandon Patterson

Brandon Patterson
As the Technology engagement librarian, I connect you to digital tools and emerging technologies. I create meaningful experiences using prototyping tools, virtual reality and online learning platforms.

APHA Live 2017

Join us for two session screenings and discussions

The Eccles Health Sciences Library is presenting two (2) screenings and discussions on relevant issues related to climate and health. The sessions are part of Earth Week, hosted by the EHSL Green Team.

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health Recordings from the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.

Health Systems as Climate Innovators

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018, 11:30AM-1:00PM
Location: Synapse Bays, Garden Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library
RSVP Requested.   Light refreshments will be served.

Despite their healing mission, hospitals and health care systems are significant contributors to climate change. This panel will highlight a health care system that has set itself an ambitious target of “carbon net positive” (offsetting more carbon than it emits) by 2025; a health care system that has recognized it has the capacity to improve the resilience and climate-readiness of its community by investing in clean energy systems and addressing social determinants of health; hospitals on the front lines during an extreme weather event, and what they need to do to be ready; and the role health professions can take as leading advocates for taking action on climate change to protect health.

Comprehension Matters: Engaging the Policymakers and the Public

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018, 11:30AM-1:00PM
Location: Synapse Bays, Garden Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library
RSVP Requested. Light refreshments will be served.

Effective communication about threats and opportunities of climate change with the public and policymakers is critical to creating the sustained attention to climate change and momentum for action. This panel presents an overview of the research done on public opinion about climate change in the US, and on effective ways to communicate it. And it shares creative approaches to communicating climate change, through storytelling.


Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library with support from the OHEI Herman Hooten Travel Fund; Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI); and the University of Utah Sustainability Office (Earth Week).


Would you like to host these or other 2017 APHA Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health session screenings in one of your courses or in your department/college?  Contact:  Joan M. Gregory,, 801-581-5269, to make arrangements.   Screening must take place before September 19, 2018.