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Climate Health Summit Handouts & Presentations

PSR’s Climate Health Summit was held September 20-21, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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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INTRO

Video


KEYNOTE

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


DIRECT IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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


POPULATION HEALTH IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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


CO-BENEFITS OF REDUCING FOSSIL FUELS

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


PLENARIES

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


COMMUNICATIONS BREAKOUTS

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: Communicating to Policy Makers | Handout: Legislative Communications on CPP


CLEAN POWER PLAN BREAKOUTS

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: How to Lobby | Handout: CPP/Ozone


WORKING IN YOUR COMMUNITY BREAKOUTS

Addressing Climate Change in Health Care 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