Apr 4, 2020: Climate Change & Health Symposium (postponed)
The Public Health Challenge of Our Time
Saturday, April 4, 2020 • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm • Boston, MA
SYMPOSIUM POSTPONED: The MGH Institute of Health Professions, in accordance with Partners Healthcare System’s policy, has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone this event.
We are disappointed that this program will not proceed as planned, but are fully supportive of the responsibility to contribute to a safe and healthy environment for all of our participants.
We are actively engaged in rescheduling discussions and hope that your interest in these topics will afford you the opportunity to join us when we make a final decision about rescheduling this event.
Climate change is a growing public health concern with implications for safety and well-being; nutrition and food security; food-, water-, and vector-borne diseases; and mental health. Climate change and the social determinants of health are closely aligned, contributing to disparate environmental exposures and health inequalities, as a disproportionate number of low-income individuals, some communities of color, and those with higher vulnerability to disease and chronic health conditions are at risk. Health professionals play a critical role in climate change prevention and preparedness.
Join national experts and faculty from the MGH IHP School of Nursing Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health to address ways to identify the risks of health climate change, advocate for climate/environmental justice, and mitigate the impact of climate change on health and well-being. This symposium will provide health care professionals with an opportunity to engage in robust discussion about ideas for corrective action to improve the lives of people in the face of climate change.