Climate Changes Health and Health Equity – Community Read/Journal Club – Fall 2019

Joan M. Gregory

Joan M. Gregory
Access and Inclusion Librarian

Tuesdays at Noon,   September 24th – November 19th, 2019

EHSL 29/30, Lower Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, Map & Directions

RSVPLight lunch will be served. 

Co-Sponsors:  Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and Office of Health Equity and Inclusion

Climate change is a significant threat to health and health equity. In the Fall 2019 Climate Changes Health and Health Equity Community Read/Journal Club, we will focus on  two reports:  The 2018 Lancet Countdown Report and The 2016 U.S Global Change Research Program Climate and Health Assessment.    The Lancet Countdown was established to provide an independent, global monitoring system dedicated to tracking the health dimensions of the impacts of, and the response to, climate change. It tracks 41 indicators across five domains: climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability; adaptation, planning, and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co-benefits; finance and economics; and public and political engagement.   The 2016 U.S Global Change Research Program Climate and Health Assessment focuses on the impacts of climate change on human health in the United States.  This scientific assessment examines how climate change is already affecting human health and the changes that may occur in the future with focus on:  temperature-related death and illness; air quality impacts; extreme events; vector-borne diseases; water-related illness; food safety, nutrition, and distribution; mental health and well-being, and populations of concern.

IMPORTANT:  Please attend whichever session or sessions work with your schedule.   You do not have to participate in all sessions to participate in some sessions.   Please RSVP no later than 24 hrs. before the event if you will be joining us for a light lunchBring your own water bottle or reusable cup to reduce waste.   If you miss the RSVP deadline, please join us anyway, bring your own lunch, and take a moment to RSVP for future sessions.  Readings for each session are linked in the LibGuideSessions are being live streamed.   Recordings are posted typically within two weeks of the presentation.


The first five sessions in this series will address: air quality; mental health and well-being including eco-anxiety; climate change vulnerability; populations of concern; and public policy/solutions:

Sept. 24th       Air Quality – Jeff Anderson, MD, Cardiovascular Department, Intermountain Medical Center and U of Utah School of Medicine

Oct 1st             Mental Health and Well-Being, including Eco-Anxiety – LeRoy Anderson, MD, Psychiatrist (retired); Clinical Faculty (retired), School of Medicine, University of Utah; and Medical Director (retired), Outpatient Psychiatry Service, Utah Valley Medical Center

Oct 8th             Fall Break

Oct 15th           Climate Change Vulnerability – T. Andrew Dodds, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Oct 22nd          Populations of Concern – Royal P. DeLegge, PhD, LEHS, RS, Director, Environmental Health Division – Salt Lake County Health Department

Oct 29th          Public Policy/Solutions – Scott Williams, MD, Executive Director, Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah)

The final three sessions of this discussion will feature systemic action being taken at the University of Utah, in Utah, in the U.S. and internationally to address how climate changes health and health equity:

Nov 5th            Practice Green Health – Smitha Warrier, MD, Anesthesiology, Assistant Professor (Clinical), School of Medicine, University of Utah

Nov 12th          Students Leading the Way on Climate – Piper Christian and Mishka Banuri, Utah Youth Environmental Solutions

Nov 19th          Climate Changes Health and Health Equity – Rising to the Challenge – Robin Burr, BA, MA, Chief Facilities Officer, University of Utah, and Christopher F. Benson, PE, CEM, LEEP AP, Program Manager, Sustainability & Energy, Department of Facilities Management University of Utah


Please RSVP to let us know you plan to join us and to assist us in accommodating dietary needs.

DISCLOSURE: None of the faculty or planners or anyone in control of content for this continuing medical education activity have any relevant financial relationships since the content does not cover any products/services of a commercial interest; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All attendees are encouraged to use the CME system to claim their attendance. Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™; all other professions will be awarded attendance at a CME event credit that they may use for their re‐credentialing purposes.  All users will be able to print or save certificates. For questions regarding the CME system, please contact the UUCME Office. For questions regarding re‐credentialing process or requirements, please contact your re-credentialing organization.    
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