Climate Change and Human Health ECHO

Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:15 AM MT / 12:00 - 1:15 PM ET February 17 – April 7, 2021

Program Description

Most trusted scientists believe that the climate crisis is increasing the risk of infectious disease outbreaks globally, including the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Climate Change and Human Health ECHO Series will provide an evidence-based curriculum covering the science of climate change and climate-related health effects. Health care providers, public health professionals and community health workers will learn 1) the impacts of climate change on human health and 2) how to communicate climate impacts with their patients/constituents and community members. Nationally regarded speakers from the CDC, NIH, NOAA, along with many academic medical centers across the US will be part of this program. Each weekly session will include: evidence-based presentations, case-based learning and communication skills.

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Program Team

Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH

Medical Director, Public Health Initiatives, ECHO Institute

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

University of New Mexico

David Herring, MA

Director of Communication and Education

NOAA Climate Program Office

University of New Mexico

Paige Menking, MPA

Director, Community Health Workers Programs

ECHO Institute

Briana Kazhe-Dominguez, BS

Program Specialist, ECHO Institute