Monday, September 23, 2019

Climate Changes Health and Health Equity – Air Quality


















Climate Changes Health and Health Equity – Air Quality
FACILITATOR:  Jeff Anderson, MD, Cardiovascular Department, Intermountain Medical Center and University of Utah School of Medicine

Tuesday,   September 24, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM

EHSL 29/30, Lower Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library, Map and Directions

RSVP – Light lunch will be served.   The LibGuide lists readings identified by the facilitators for each session.


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

SCHEDULE:
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, Intermountain Medical Center
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 – Brenda Bowen, PhD, Director, Global Change & Sustainability Center and Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah

Reading Plan:

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

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