APHA and ecoAmerica are proud to co-sponsor a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The series explores the connection between climate change and key areas of our health: allergies and asthma; health risks in children; mental health; and transportation and healthy community design as a mitigation approach.
In our fourth and final webinar of the Climate Changes Health series, participants will gain insights on how the conditions of climate change can impact mental health and how this presents itself in our communities. This is a webinar not to miss!
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View the webinar slides (all are downloadable PDFs): Welcome, Susan Clayton, Lise Van Susteren, Conclusion
VIEW THE FACT SHEET (PDF)
Mollie Marti, PhD, JD
CEO and President
National Resilience Institute
Susan Clayton, PhD, MS
Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology
The College of Wooster
Lise Van Susternen, MD
Center for Health and the Global Environment, Advisory Board
Harvard School of Public Health
Questions? Contact Natasha DeJarnett.
Fact sheet references:
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