Thursday, April 10, 2014

Public Health: Assessing Population Vulnerability to Health Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change will demand human adaptation, but are healthcare providers and public health officials ready to assess who will be most vulnerable? In our upcoming webinar, learn how researchers are determining which factors matter when correlating climate change with human health. Please register and mark your calendars (see attached flyer) -- and share this announcement with your colleagues and partners.

Assessing Population Vulnerability to Health Impacts of Climate Change

Date: April 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Please register at:http://bit.ly/PEPH_Climate
(Registration required)

Description: Global climate change is one of the most pressing environmental and public health concerns of the 21st century. Key to adapting to the effects of climate change is an understanding of the different risks experienced by various exposed or affected populations so that interventions can be targeted and implemented more efficiently. Certain populations are particularly at risk to the health effects of climate change, including children, pregnant women, the elderly, individuals from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and those living in urban or coastal areas. This webinar will describe ongoing research focused on assessing factors that may mediate increased risks among select vulnerable populations.

The webinar will include two presentations:

"Extreme Heat Events and Health Risk Patterns in Urban and Rural Communities"
Julia Gohlke, Ph.D., University of Alabama - Birmingham

"Climate Change and Vulnerability in the Elderly"
Antonella Zanobetti, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health

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