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Involving Physicians & Nurses in Climate Action
November 20, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Sierra Hearing Room, Cal/EPA 1001 I St., Sacramento or click here to learn about webcast option.
This panel is part of California's Climate Action Team Public Health Workgroup quarterly meeting. Speakers will discuss what clinicians are learning about climate change and health and how they can be leaders in catalyzing efforts to address the health impacts of climate change in our communities.
- Dr. Bob Gould, President, SF Bay Area PSR
- Dr. Suhani Mody, Assistant Physician in Chief of Health Promotion & Technology, GSAA-Hayward/Fremont, Kaiser Permanente
- Barbara Sattler, RN, DrPH, FAAN, Professor, Public Health Program, USF
The meeting will also include a report from the California Department of Public Health on their Focus Groups to Assess Community Health Leaders’ Knowledge and Attitudes on Climate Change as a Public Health Issue; and a discussion of Health Impact Assessments and Climate Change, focused on the recent Health Impact Assessment of the Proposed Cabin Creek Biomass energy Facility in Placer County.
Click here for agenda and more information on the November 20th meeting.
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