October 6 Workshop – Climate Change, Disability, and Rehabilitation Workshop

Climate Change, Disability, and Rehabilitation Workshop

Running on Thursdays from September 29 – October 20, 2022 | Virtual| 12-1:30 PM ET

Climate change is the biggest public health concern of the 21st century.  In response, medical specialties such as emergency medicine, pediatrics and psychiatry have emphasized the impacts of climate and health in their representative specialties. The field of rehabilitation is now following their lead.  The UN only acknowledged the concerns of persons living with disabilities in 2019. Persons with disabilities are amongst the most vulnerable to climate change and knowledge needs to be developed and spread about the issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation both for persons with disabilities and for the broader population that physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists care for.

Presented by Sustain Our Abilities and the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, the goal of this Day for Tomorrow interactive workshop series is to highlight the urgent need for rehabilitation providers to work together globally with persons with disabilities and specialists in other areas to ensure persons with disabilities have climate justice and their health and overall life concerns are addressed. In this course, we will address issues of adaptation and mitigation to climate change in rehabilitation care along with discussing recommendations from leaders in the climate change community that are living with disabilities.

Session Information: 

  • September 29 – Climate Change and Disability: What Are the Health and Ability Concerns?
  • October 6 – Climate Change and Rehabilitation Therapies – Special Considerations
  • October 13 – Responding to Climate Change: What Does This Mean to Persons With Disabilities?
  • October 20 – Healthcare Providers Can Be Part of the Solution