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Summit Handouts & Presentations

The Climate Health Summit provided in depth information about the health implications of climate change and the health benefits of climate solutions. Communication skills useful for informing the public and policymakers about this critical issue were presented; and information on policy choices were included with methods to advocate for change to decision-makers who have opportunities to support actions for a healthy climate. Below is a listing of all the presentations, handouts and selected videos.

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Here is a resource list compiled after the summit for other resources nationally, regionally and on the Clean Power Plan.

Organized by Physicians for Social Responsibility, George Mason University Program on Climate and Health, Cal. Public Health Institute Center for Climate Change and Health, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, EcoAmerica, and Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Co-sponsored by American Public Health Association, Trust for America's Health, American Psychological Association, Health Care Without Harm, Allergy and Asthma Network, National Network of Public Health Institutes, National Association of City and County Health Officials, Moms Clean Air Force, American Psychiatric Association, PSE Healthy Energy, and American Lung Association.




Climate and Health: Where We Stand - Keynote
Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH: Video | Slides | Handout 
Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH: Video | Slides | Handout


Heat, Pollen and Air Pollution
Mona Sarfaty, MD: Video | Slides: Heat | Handout: Heat
Yolanda Whyte, MD: Slides: Air Pollution | Handout: Air Pollution
Rosalyn Baker, MD: Video | Slides: Allergies | Handout: Allergies

Climate Change and Infectious Diseases
Samantha Ahdoot, MD: Video | Slides | Handout
Lynn Ringenberg, MD: Video | Slides

Mental health issues and climate change
Susan Clayton, PhD: Video | Slides | Handout
Lise Van Susteren, MD: Video


Extreme Weather Events: Infrastructure Damage and Impact on Vulnerable Populations
Cindy Parker, MD, MPH: Slides | Handout

Effects of Climate Change Food and Water Resources
Maureen McCue, MD, PhD: Slides: Impact on Water
Robert Lawrence, MD: Slides: Agriculture | Handout: Agriculture

Climate Change Ocean Impacts on Public Health
Don Boesch, PhD: Slides


The Silent Epidemic: The Effects of Coal on Human Health
Alan Lockwood, MD, FAAN, FANA: Slides | Handout

Public Health Hazards of Natural Gas Extraction and Power Production
Adam Law, MD: Slides: Methane Public Health Risks
Barb Sattler, RN, DrPH: Slides: Public Health Hazards of Extraction

Transportation Choices, Climate and Health
Richard Jackson, MD, MPH: Slides | Handout


Moving Healthy Climate Policy
Catherine Thomasson, MD: Video | Slides: Policy Focus
Rona Birnbaum: Video | Slides: EPA Clean Power Plan
Rachel Cleetus, PhD: Video | Handout: Carbon Pricing

Communicating About Climate and Health - Plenary
Bob Perkowitz: Video
Ed Maibach, PhD: Video | Slides | Handout
Meighen Speiser: Video | Slides | Handout


Best Communications Practices on Climate Change and Health (targeting public and media)
Diana Van Vleet and Barb Gottlieb: Handout: Communications for Public | Handout: Media Cheat Sheet

Communicating to Policymakers
Jamie Consuegra, Ed Maibach, and Mark Mitchell: Slides: Communicationg to Policy Makers | Handout: Legislative Communications on CPP


Clean Power Plan - State Actions
Ivan Frishberg, Katie Huffling, RN, CNM: Slides: State Hub Clean Power Plan | Slides: Health Professionals for CPP

EPA's Clean Power Plan - Federal Action
Laura Kate Bender and Catherine Thomasson, MD: Slides: Legislative Defense of CPP | Handout: Legislative Communication on CPP | Handout: How to Lobby | Handout: CPP/Ozone


Addressing Climate Change in Healthcare Settings
Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED® AP: Video
Gary Cohen, MD: Video 1 | Video 2
Slides | Handout

Urban Solutions
Katherine Johnson: Video | Slides: DC Solutions
Lynn Ringenberg, MD: Video | Slides: Florida Actions | Handout


Page Updated December 2, 2015