Webinar: Communicating about Climate Change: A Health Perspective
April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Public health researchers and practitioners interested in making change must communicate effectively with community members and policymakers. Join us for a conversation about strategies for successfully engaging these stakeholders with one expert who has implemented these strategies in their practice.
“Climate change is the greatest public health threat of the 21st century, but it is also the greatest health opportunity,” according to the Lancet Commission. What, then, should our role as health professionals be in terms of educating and advocating for policies that not only mitigate the worst impacts climate change, but also provide resounding health co-benefits? Please join us for a discussion about how to frame the discussion in ways that empowers action.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Lisa Del Buono, MD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan with expertise in GI and liver Pathology. In 2013, out of concern for her son’s future, Lisa became an active volunteer in the Grand Traverse Area Citizens’ Climate Lobby for which she has served as co-leader to her local chapter, and a co-leader of CCL’s Health Action Team. Lisa has given numerous presentations about CCL’s Carbon Fee & Dividend proposal and the health impacts of climate change to the general public as well as to fellow practitioners including Grand Rounds for Munson Healthcare, key note speaker for the Michigan State American Nurses Association in 2019, and breakout sessions for CleanMed in San Diego and Nashville in 2018 & 2019.
This webinar is sponsored by the Health Communication Matters (HCM) committee, under the Health Communication Working Group (HCWG) and Community Planning and Policy Development (CHPPD) section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Society for Health Communication.