Patients, Practice, and Policy: Climate Health through the Lens of Eastern NC

Event Details

  • Date: 02/03/2021 - 02/04/2021 8:00 AM – 3:15 PM (both days)
  • Host: Eastern AHEC, Clean Air Carolina, East Carolina Univeristy
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Information

As extreme weather events continue to increasingly occur, many eastern North Carolina communities face significant climate-related health risks. However, many health professionals serving these communities do not have adequate preparation or training on how to help their communities adapt in either the short-term or in the long-term to address these climate-related health issues.
At this conference, health professionals will learn about the key climate health issues for eastern North Carolina such as disaster response, asthma attacks, heat-related illness, mental stress, and infectious diseases. Health professionals will also learn about the local health conditions and vulnerabilities to health hazards associated with climate change, and learn how to advocate for their patients, and guide policymakers in decisions that are healthiest for our people and our planet.

Additional Information

Conference attendees will receive Continuing Medical Education credits. Participants must attend the entire program in order to earn
contact hour credit. Physicians, Nurses, NPs, PAs, Public Health professionals, Respiratory Therapists, and other interested health professionals are encouraged to attend.

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