March 2 Event – The Climate Crisis and Bad Birth Outcomes in the US: What can we do?

The Climate Crisis and Bad Birth Outcomes in the US: What can we do?

Wednesday, March 2, 2022  |   6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST | VIRTUAL

Bruce Bekkar, MD is an OB/GYN physician and full-time climate advocate.

Affiliations: Chair, Public Health Advisory Council of the Climate Action Campaign; Executive Committee of ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health Leadership Circle

Lead author, Association of Air Pollution and Heat Exposure and Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight and Stillbirth in the US, A Systematic Review, in JAMA Open June 2020

This event is co-sponsored by the NH Public Health Association, NH Nurse Practitioner Association, NH Nurses Association, NH Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and the NH Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Learning Objectives:

1) Discuss how the daily impacts of climate change via air pollution and increased temperatures are already associated with bad birth outcomes across the US;
2) Describe how to apply the awareness of climate’s threats to US births to help protect their patients;

3) Explain the vital role physicians and other health professionals can play in their communities and beyond in stopping the climate crisis


66% of participants will self-report a change in practice

Continuing Education: Nurses:

Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center is an approved provider with distinction of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

1.0 contact hours,. Activity Number: 1434 Physicians:

The Southern NH Area Health Education Center, accredited by the NH Medical Society, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For all other health professionals: 1.0 hours