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Climate Changes Health Series

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.

Join us for screening and discussion of 2 sessions

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health

Recordings from the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.

 

Health Systems as Climate Innovators 

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

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 

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

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.

Co-Sponsors:   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).

Opportunity

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, joan.gregory@utah.edu, 801-581-5269, to make arrangements.   Screening must take place before September 19, 2018.

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