Climate Change and Health in Indian Country

Meeting Date: 4/20/2017

- 4/20/2017

Location: Webinar

Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Climate change continues to be a pressing issue and Tribal communities are often on the frontline of its effects. For many, any impact to their natural world impacts lifeways and well-being. Preparations are being made for the environmental impacts of climate change, but what about the health impacts? In this one hour webinar we will explore what the broad health impacts can be, discuss the ideas of health and resilience in Tribal communities, and learn about resources for approaching climate change planning.

Participants will receive information on:

  • The human health consequences of climate change
  • The CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework
  • The broad definition of health when concerning the natural environment
  • Approaching climate change and health preparation from a resilience perspective

Who should participate?

  • Tribal health, environmental health, and/or public health officials who are striving to ensure climate change preparedness in their communities
  • Tribal leaders and community members
  • Individuals involved in climate adaptation planning for Tribal communities
  • Individuals interested in learning about climate change and health

Time will be allotted for participant questions. We hope you will join us!

Host: Brianna Carrier, M.Ed, MPA Public Health Program Coordinator, National Indian Health Board

Guest Presenters: The Climate and Health Program, CDC

Dr. Clarita Lefthand-Begay, Phd Professor, University of Washington