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Training: Health Professionals for Climate Action

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, 2309 Meridian St

General Description

Are you a health professional concerned about climate change and its impacts on your patients, your family, and on the well-being of everyone on the planet?

Do you want to learn more about the latest science, available solutions, and the important role health professionals can play in advancing those solutions?

Are you interested in being an advocate for addressing climate change using your unique voice?

If you answered YES, then please join our upcoming training! Our members have presented Grand Rounds to their peers, spoken at public forums, taught classes at the UW School of Medicine and School of Public Health, testified in front of the state legislature, met with advisors in the Governor’s office, spoken at rallies and public hearings, penned op-eds, brought resolutions to state professional medical organizations, and more. Join us as we work to protect public health by fighting climate change from our unique platform as health professionals!

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Details

Saturday, November 12
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities (2309 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA 98225)
Lunch is included.

Who Should Attend?

  • Practicing and retired health professionals, including physicians, nurses and public health officers (MD, DO, ND, RN, NP, MPH, PA, etc)

  • Medical students and residents

 What Will I Gain from Attending?

  1. Get the information you need to be knowledgeable and comfortable talking to your peers, your friends, neighbors, family, and elected officials about the impacts of climate change and the public health imperative to address it while we still have time to prevent even more serious consequences

  2. Learn about solutions, including policies to mitigate further climate change, strategies for preparing communities for worsening climate change, and actions that can simultaneously address climate change and promote improved health (co-benefits)

  3. Learn strategies for effectively advocating for climate-protective policies and behaviors and for talking with others about climate and heath

  4. Join a network of peers committed to learning about climate and health and finding ways to use your medical voice to make change

  5. Get ongoing support from WPSR, including resources to learn more about climate’s effects on health, timely opportunities for targeted outreach and activism, and skill building for effective advocacy

 What Will This Prepare Me to Do?

  1. Be an effective medical leader working to raise recognition of climate change as a serious threat to public health

  2. Advocate for policies that reduce pollution, address the causes of climate change and that will create healthier, sustainable communities

  3. Speak to others, including colleagues and members of the public, about the causes and impacts of climate change and about the connections between climate change and health

  4. Make a persuasive public testimonial to decision makers in favor of protective climate legislation and regulations

  5. Write a compelling opinion piece or article on climate change and health issues and solutions

Program Cost

  • Free for current WPSR members

  • Free for students and residents

  • $125 for all other attendees, which pays for an annual WPSR membership*

* If this is a barrier to your participation, please contact Emily Peterson (emily@wpsr.org) to discuss reduced fee options. 

CLICK HERE to register now.