As with so much else, when it comes to the impact of climate change, communities of color and the poor will be disproportionately affected by less access to clean air, safe drinking water and shelter, and nutritious food. Find out more at this virtual forum, Advancing Health Equity – Public Health Solutions for Climate Change, scheduled for Friday, April 8, 9-10:30 am.
Sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, speakers include:
- Niranjali Amerasinghe, Executive Director, ActionAid
- Melonee Montano, Traditional Ecological Knowledge Outreach Specialist for the Climate Change Program, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
- Dr. Hyun Kim, Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
- Dr. Jesse Berman (moderator), Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
The program will highlight policies, practices and programs to counter health inequities both created and worsened by climate change. Register here.
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