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Involving Physicians & Nurses in Climate Action

November 20, 2013
Sacramento, California

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.

Speakers:

  • 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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Action Alerts

  • Tell EPA: Ban toxic chemicals from paint strippers

    Tell the EPA to ban the use of methylene chloride and NMP in commercial and consumer paint strippers. Let’s protect workers and consumers from these harmful chemicals and switch to safer alternatives.

  • It's time to put our health before polluter profits

    Climate change is endangering us now, harming public health and causing damage to our communities from extreme weather events. Tell your senators that rolling back methane pollution standards, a key step in our fight against climate change, is unacceptable!

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Resources

  • Too Dirty, Too Dangerous

    PSR's report, Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Methane, based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies, clearly conveys the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel. Read more »

  • Climate Change and Famine

    Climate change is already threatening the Earth’s ability to produce food. These effects are expected to worsen as climate change worsens. Read more »

  • Congressional Review Act Handout

    Congress is poised to use the CRA to dismantle Clean Air and Clean Water protections. CRA allows Congress by majority vote in both chambers (with limited debate and no opportunity for a filibuster) to void recently issued rules-resulting in communities losing dozens of health, safety and environmental protections. Read more »

In the Spotlight

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    Eating for Climate and Health
    PSR's new PowerPoint presentation on how climate change impacts food production, and agriculture's contribution to climate change.