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Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Communities in a Changing Climate

February 21, 2017

On March 13, 2017, the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research and Medicine, and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will hold a joint workshop on Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Communities in a Changing Climate. The workshop will take place at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC, and it will be webcast live for those unable to attend in person. Featuring PHI President and CEO Mary Pittman and Linda Rudolph, director of our Center for Climate Change and Health.

Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Communities in a Changing Climate
March 13, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)
National Academy of Sciences Building (Auditorium ) / 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418
The event will also be available to view online.
More information and registration.

An ad hoc committee will plan and convene a one-day public workshop exploring the implications of climate change for population health and the potential strategies public health, environmental health, health care, and related stakeholders can implement to help communities and regions address and mitigate health effects. The committee will develop the agenda and identify meeting objectives, select appropriate speakers, and moderate the discussions. The workshop will explore the perspectives of civic, government, business, and health sector leaders, and highlight existing research, best practices, and examples that inform stakeholders and practitioners on approaches to support mitigation of and adaptation to climate change and its effects on population health. A brief proceedings of a workshop and a complete proceedings based on the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.