Physicians and scientists explore new ways of addressing the climate-health crisis with patients
From ocean health to mental health, the University of California Center for Climate, Health and Equity (CCHE) recently convened a series of discussions with UC and other experts for a far-ranging examination of new evidence and tools for addressing the climate-health crisis. The webinar discussions were aimed at equipping health scientists, professionals, leaders and learners for the impacts on patients of global warming, as climate change and its effects are accelerating.
In the four-part series, physicians, researchers and climate leaders discussed the intersection of oceans and human health; climate, food and health equity; climate change and mental health; and ways to talk with patients about climate and their health.
“An increasing body of evidence shows that climate change affects people’s health in tangible ways that will only increase in the future. As physicians, health educators and researchers, we have a duty to highlight the connection between climate change and human health for health professionals, patients and policymakers,” said Sheri Weiser, M.D., MPH, founding co-director of CCHE.
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