Jan 9, 2020 Webinar – Climate Impacts: Public Health
Thursday, January 9th, 2020
12:00 – 1:15 PM ET
Join us for our January webinar as we discuss climate, weather, and the health of communities. In the face of severe weather events and rapidly changing climate, who is at risk and what can be done? This webinar will discuss how to use a national framework to pursue ‘resilience’ from a health perspective, assess information on hazards, health effects, and vulnerability, and support the development of climate adaptation plans.
Dr. Kathleen Bush is the Program Manager for the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services. She also supports the Climate and Health Program. Her work focuses on human-environment interactions. With a background in environmental epidemiology, she draws on a variety of statistical and geospatial methods to evaluate trends in health outcomes across space and time.
Matt Cahillane is a public health program manager with a background in adult education and environmental health. His current projects include building community resilience against climate change and helping town health officers to solve environmental problems in housing, pest control, and sanitation. He administers a CDC grant on climate change called Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE).
Janine Marr is a Ph.D. student in Antioch University New England’s Environmental Studies department. She began working with the Center for Climate Preparedness & Community Resilience in 2018 as a graduate research assistant for the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) project with the Greater Monadnock Public Health Network in Cheshire County. Initiated in Spring 2019, the BRACE project used the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change and combined educational sessions with emergency kits and support networks to build resilience against extreme precipitation events within the over-65 population. The results of the pilot intervention will inform a similar project throughout the region in 2020.