Free Webinar on “Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role”

American Public Health Association Invites You to a Webinar,

“Looking Ahead: Advancing the Public Health Response to Climate Change”

Public health professionals are facing new challenges as the science linking climate change and human health risks continues to mount.  In fact, many U.S. communities as well as those abroad are already facing health, disease, and preparedness problems that a changing climate brings to the forefront.  Through a diversity of speakers and leading experts, this webinar series explores the impact of climate change on human health, the role public health does and should play in confronting climate change, the challenges of communicating such risks to the public, and much more.

Join us for the sixth and final webinar in this year’s series.  This session will cover the policy outlook and public health perspective of climate change, the continuing role for the public health community in confronting the challenges of climate change, and what the future may hold.

June 30, 2010

1:00 pm-2:00 pm EDT

Welcome and introductory remarks by APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD

Moderator: George Luber, PhD

Associate Director for Global Climate Change, CDC, NCEH

Part 1:

Presenter: Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH

Assistant Secretary for Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Part 2:

Presenter: Gina McCarthy

Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Participants must register to participate in this webinar.  Please click here to register.

Please forward this invitation to other interested colleagues. We look forward to your participation on June 30th.  If you are unable to view the live webcast, the presentations are available on APHA’s Environmental Public Health section of the website.  An application is being submitted to award up to 1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) for certified health education specialists (CHES). SOPHE, including its chapters, is a designated multiple event provider of CECHs by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. **Fees apply for CHES credits