US Climate and Health Alliance

Webinar Series: (1/4) Telling the Climate Change Story

Location: Webinar Series

Sponsor: San Luis Obispo County Public Health

Details:  Join public health leaders from California and across the nation for this dynamic series on communicating the powerful connection between climate change and human health. You’ll hear from internationally recognized experts and innovative on-the-ground leaders in this series of four webinars. Each will feature real-life examples and practical recommendations for increasing the impact of climate and health communications.

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Click here for more information on the entire webinar series on climate change and health.


Complete series information:

July 19, 10:00-11:30 a.m. PST
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Join internationally-recognized specialist Susan Joy Hassol for a dynamic conversation on best practices for climate communications. Guided by her decades of experience as Director of Climate Communication, Susan will address the range of climate communication issues, the latest science, the most important issues in the current political environment, and the powerful connection between climate change and human health.

Featuring Susan Joy Hassol, Director, Climate Communication
Welcome by Dr. Penny Borenstein, Health Officer, County of San Luis Obispo


July 26, 10:00-11:30 a.m. PST
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Climate leaders at the state and local level will provide case studies, tools, and practical advice on how to use and develop resources to implement climate adaptation.

California’s Integrated Approach to Addressing Climate Change
Michael McCormick, Senior Planner, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
Adaptation Tools for Local Health Departments
Meredith Milet, Epidemiologist, California Department of Public Health
Using Tools for Climate Health Adaptation at the Local Level
Matt Wolff, Health Analyst, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Developing a System to Refer Public Health Nursing Patients for Weatherization Services
Michael Kent, Hazardous Materials Ombudsman, Contra Costa Health Services


August 2, 10:00-11:30 a.m. PST
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National and state leaders will address health equity and data tools available to integrate equity into climate communications and adaptation planning.

Moderated by Linda Helland, Climate Change and Health Equity Program, Office of Health Equity, California Department of Public Health
Achieving Health Equity through Climate Change Data and Interventions
Wm. Jahmal Miller, Deputy Director – Office of Health Equity, California Department of Public Health
CalEnviroScreen and Climate Justice
Dr. Gina Solomon, Deputy Secretary for Science and Health, CalEPA
Integrating Equity into Resilience Building in the Context of Climate Adaptation Planning
Jacqui Patterson, Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP


August 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m. PST
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How do climate change communications fit into existing public health programs? Local leaders share effective, low-cost approaches to making this connection.

Building Climate Change Capacity Among Community Health Workers
Nancy Villasenor, Health Educator, California Department of Public Health
OutsideIn SLO: We Take Health and Climate Change Personally
Kathleen Karle and Morgan Feld, County of San Luis Obispo
What’s Good for Health is Good for Climate
Judy Robinson, Sustainability Manager, Sacramento County
OutsideIn Kings: Challenges in Rural Communities
Darcy Pickens, Environmental Health Educator, Kings County
Closing Comments
Dr. Penny Borenstein, Health Officer, County of San Luis Obispo