65H - Care for Our World: Intersecting Health Equity and Rapid Climate Change
Tuesday, March 21
The U.S. healthcare system creates a large portion of national and global waste and pollution, having a direct effect on the pace and severity of climate change. Climate change, in turn, poses detrimental threats to public health, and its effects are magnified for certain communities based on factors such as socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, gender, and access to care. Innovation is key to making our decades-old health system more sustainable. In this session, learn about the issues at the intersection of health equity and climate change, some the newest emerging solutions and how to effectively assess your organization’s impact on climate change.
- Understand the full picture of ways the U.S. healthcare system directly affects climate change and ways that we can stop it.
- Effectively assess and rectify your organization’s operational and strategic decisions that may contribute to climate change.
Elaine Morrato, DrPH
Dean, Loyola University Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Dean, School of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago