February 18 Conference – Climate and Health in the 406 Conference

Climate and Health in the 406 Conference

Saturday, February 18, 2023 | Helena, MT | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM MST

This first ever one-day conference, co-hosted with Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate, the Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Carroll College, will provide an overview and then focus on healthcare sustainability; wildfire smoke (and its effects on people who are disabled, pregnant people and children, and under-served populations); mental health; and climate-positive healthcare activism.

Find out more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-and-health-in-the-406-conference-registration-476813460897

Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate is a collective of health professionals, working with communities, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and health systems throughout Montana to address climate change as a public health issue.


  • Lisa Patel, MD, MS, Climate Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Stanford; Director, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health – Overview of Climate Change and Human Health
  • Beth Schenk, PhD, RN, FAAN Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship, Providence; Board member, ANHE, MTHPHC, Climate Smart Missoula – Decarbonizing Healthcare
  • James Crooks, PhD, MS – Researcher, National Jewish – Wildfire Smoke and Human Health
  • Barbara Easterlin, PhD, Program Co-lead, Climate Psychology Certification at CIIS (and Executive Committee Member of Climate Psychology Alliance of North America) – Effects of Climate Change on Mental Health