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Children’s Environmental Health Listserve: Climate Change, Nursing and Public Health: Partnerships in Action
September 25, 2009, 1:34 pm
Filed under: Events

Are you attending the 2009 American Public Health Association (APHA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?  The APHA Public Health
Nursing, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety sections are
sponsoring a special session on Climate Change, Nursing and Public
Health on Monday, November 9 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm.  A number of health
effects have been linked to climate change including a rise in
infectious diseases, water-borne diseases, and heat stroke that are
emerging from the research as public health threats. The topic of
climate change and public health is a crucial one for nurses to consider and address, with a focus on adaptation and mitigation strategies based on specific community needs.  This session will update participants on national and state climate policy and emerging adaptation plans, as well as provide participants information on core action strategies to decrease contributions to climate change. Climate vignettes will provide examples/information on how public health nurses, in partnership with other disciplines can reduce carbon footprints in the community. Discussion will follow the presentations to determine next steps for strategic action.   To register for the APHA annual meeting please visit –http://www.apha.org/meetings/registration/

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