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Climate Justice and Children's Health: Inspiring Youth to Advocate for Climate Action

Webinar //


Mar 24 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST


Climate change disproportionately affects the physical and mental health of children, especially those from low-income families and communities of color. Youth have a powerful voice to advocate for climate action, but most schools do not educate students on these topics. 

Public health professionals are uniquely qualified to fill the gap in educating youth about the health impacts of climate change and engaging them in advocating for climate justice in their communities.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Explain the disparities in how climate change affects children's health.
  • Illustrate the role health professionals can play in educating youth.
  • Describe an educational tool for youth.
  • Feature youth leaders working on climate action. 
  • Share the new "Climate and Health Youth Education Toolkit."

Learn more and register!


  • Leyla McCurdy, MPhil (Moderator), chair, Children’s Environmental Health Committee, APHA Environment Section
  • Katherine Catalano, MS (Moderator), deputy director, Center for Climate, Health and Equity, APHA
  • Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, executive director, Children’s Environmental Health Network
  • Megan Latshaw, PhD, MHS, director of master’s degree programs, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Tiffany Canate, MPH, health planner & program manager, Health Council of Southeast Florida
  • Rhea Goswami, founder and executive director, Environmental Justice Coalition
  • Catherine Callinan, high school student and public health policy director, Environmental Justice Coalition 

Register now! Space is limited and the webinar will be recorded.