Hospital and Healthcare System Decarbonization: Improving Public Health (CME)
April 14, 2023 | Dr. Shaneeta Johnson & Dr. Neelu Tummala
The US health sector is responsible for 8.5% of US Greenhouse gas emissions and significantly contributes to the climate crisis. Leading healthcare organizations have focused on the impact of the healthcare sector on climate change and also the impact that climate change has on the health of the nation’s population. Dr. Shaneeta Johnson and Dr. Neelu Tummala will discuss greenhouse gas emissions of public health systems and the impact these emissions have on public health. In addition, speakers will present equitable solutions that health professionals can take to address these impacts.
Health Care and The Earth
April 8, 2022 | Dr. Jodi Sherman
As a healthcare provider, it is important to consider the role that healthcare systems and providers play, in regard to climate and health. In this webinar entitled Health Care and The Earth, Dr. Jodi Sherman, founding director of the Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability, will talk about the environmental impacts of the healthcare system and its effects on public health, and what healthcare providers can do to help them mitigate those impacts.
Weathering The Storm: The Role of Healthcare Systems in Promoting Resilience
November 12, 2021 | Dr. Amy Collins & Eugenia Gibbons
When discussing climate solutions in the health care systems, it is important to consider the role that hospitals can play in contributing to health equity and resilience. In this webinar, practicing emergency medicine physician, Dr. Amy Collins will discuss how hospitals contribute to the climate crisis, and why and how physicians should help to advocate for change. We will also hear from the Massachusetts Director of Climate Policy at Health Care Without Harm, Eugenia Gibbons, who will discuss the role of hospitals in community engagement, community assessment, and community sustainability.