Code Blue for Patient Earth

Code Blue for Patient Earth

20Apr2018
120 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102

Code Blue for Patient Earth: Responding to the urgent threat of climate change

From 8:30AM until 3:15PM

At Science Museum of Minnesota

120 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102

Students $10; General admission $50

Code Blue for Patient Earth:  Responding to the urgent threat of climate change

This unique conference will educate and inspire health professionals, health students, and others to learn about the impacts of climate change to human health, our environment, and animals—the “patients” who inhabit our world—and give participants the tools to take action.

Numerous leading global health agencies have declared climate change to be the number one health threat to humans. Health providers have the opportunity and obligation to care for their patients and for the environments in which their patients live in order to support healthy communities. This conference will both educate health providers on the basics of the health impacts of climate change, as well as prepare and motivate them to lead on solutions.

This conference will:

  • Provide an understanding of critical ways that climate change impacts health.
  • Define the One Health model (according to the Centers for Disease Control, "One Health" recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment) and discuss its integration into the practice of health care.
  • Synthesize literature from key climate and health resources to deterne best strategies for mitigation and adaptation related to climate change and health.
  • Help participants develop action plans to address climate-related health impacts in health care practice, education, public policy, and/or research.
  • Cover the roles that health professionals can play in educating their peers, the public, and policy makers about addressing these health impacts.
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