Good Climate Policy Starts with Health

Meeting Agenda

Sunday, April 28

All sessions on Sunday will be held at:
Courtyard by Marriott, Arlington Rosslyn, 1533 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209

8:00 am – 10:00 am Registration
8:30 am – 10:00 am Briefings (Moderator: Jerome Paulson, MD)
• 2019 State of the Air Report: Lyndsay Alexander, Director, Healthy Air Program, American Lung Association
• National Climate Assessment: John Balbus, MD MPH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Lancet Countdown: Renee N. Salas, MD MPH MS, Affiliated Faculty and Burke Fellow, Harvard Global Health Institute
• IPCC Report: Jonathan Patz, MD MPH, Director, Global Health Institute, UW Madison
10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break
10:15 am – 12:15 pm Meetings
Medical Societies
(Moderators: Mona Sarfaty, MD MPH FAAFP, and Edward Maibach, MPH PhD)
Affiliates/State Groups
(Moderators: Natasha DeJarnett, PhD MPH, and Barbara Gottlieb)
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Breakouts and Lunch
1. Medical Practice Issues (Moderator: Elizabeth Gillespie, MD)
Todd Sack, MD FACP, My Green Doctor
Amy Collins, MD, Senior Clinical Advisor to Health Care Without Harm
2. Community Health and Equity (Moderator: Surili Patel, MS)
Linda Rudolph, MD MPH, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute
Dan Quinlan, Vermont Climate and Health Alliance
Janet Phoenix, MD MPH MS, Milken Institute for Public Health
Michael McKnight, Vice President of Policy and Innovation, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
3. Climate Health Education (Moderator: Jay Lemery, MD)
Jonathan Patz, MD MPH, Global Health Institute, UW Madison
Teddie Potter, PhD RN, University of Minnesota
Brittany Shea, MA, Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education
1:25 pm – 2:15 pm Activity at the State Level
(Moderator: Mark Mitchell, MD MPH FACPM)
• Dan Quinlan, Founder, Vermont Climate and Health Alliance
• Homan Wai, MD, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action 
• Samantha Ahdoot, MD, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action
• Melissa Baldwin, Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
• Kristie Ross, MD MS, Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action
• Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky, MSPH, North Carolina Medical Advocates for Healthy Air
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Toward a Framework for Policy, Equity, and Action
(Moderator: Mona Sarfaty, MD MPH FAAFP)
• Karl Hausker, PhD MPP, is an expert on energy policy from the World Resources Institute.
• Cliff Majersik, BA, is the CEO of the Institute for Market Transformation and a participant in the New Consensus Coalition to define the Green New Deal. He is an expert on energy efficiency.
• Andrew McKeon, MS MBA, is the Director of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the U.S. northeastern states. He will talk about the ten years of experience with the RGGI and current effort to add transportation as a component of the RGGI.
• Lyndsay Alexander is Director of the Healthy Air Campaign of the American Lung Association. She will speak about clean air policy as climate policy and the importance of EPA action.
• Clara Vondrich is the Director of Divest Invest. She will discuss the campaign, which calls on investors to accelerate the clean energy transition by moving their money from the past to the future.
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Break
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Strategy for Promoting a Framework for Policy, Equity, and Action
(Moderator: Rob Gould, PhD)
• Linda Rudolph, MD MPH, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute
• Fiona Armstrong, MPP, Founder and Director, Climate and Health Alliance of Australia
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Buffet Dinner
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Evening Session
Congressional Visit Training
(Moderator: Laura Bender) American Lung Association

Monday, April 29

Kaiser Center for Total Health, 700 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

8:00 am – 8:30 am  Check In (KAISER CENTER)
8:30 am – 10:00 am  Breakfast/Orientation (KAISER CENTER)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm  Visits to Congress

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