The impacts of climate change and health on our community has moved from concern to alarming among health care professionals. While it impacts us all – the health of those who have been historically marginalized will be the most adversely impacted. Indeed, there have been numerous articles and news stories about climate change and health including an international call to emergency action from over 200 health journals. A proactive group of AAH health professionals has assembled to educate and activate our health care professionals to improve direct care to our patients. They have created this series seeking to prepare us to respond to the effects of climate on clinical conditions from the perspectives of air quality, rising temperatures, vector-borne diseases, and extreme weather.
Our emphasis will be on climate and our patients from a health equity lens (micro level) and touch on efforts in our clinical units (meso level) and within our organization (macro level - AAH wide).
Join us for this six-session series:
Session 1: Get Climate Smart: Why Us? January 11, 2023; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session 2: Get Climate Smart: Air Quality. January 23, 2023; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session 3: Get Climate Smart: Rising Temperatures (Heat). February 1, 2023; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session 4: Get Climate Smart: Vector Borne Illness; February 20, 2023; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session 5: Get Climate Smart: Extreme Weather; March 1, 2023; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session 6: Get Climate Smart: Communication; March 20, 2023; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Access the recorded sessions and all references through the Advocate Aurora Health Library.
Anne Getzin, MD; Deborah Simpson, PhD; Anita Peña, PharmD, BCPS; Robert W. Marrs, MS, LMFT; Lillian Jensen, MN, RN, CNL, NPD-BC; Dawn Shelton-Williams, MSW, LCSW; Marie Cabiya, MD; Monica Nakielski; Victoria Gillet, MD
- Discuss how climate change will impact patient’s health and care
- Initiate conversations with patients about how climate change will impact their health
- Collaborate with the health care team to manage chronic and acute illnesses associated with climate change
Target Audience: This activity is designed for advance practice clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, social workers, and members of the health care team who are interested in climate change and its impacts on health.
In support of improving patient care, Advocate Aurora Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
American Medical Association (AMA)
Advocate Aurora Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Advocate Aurora Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Advocate Aurora Health designates this live activity for a maximum 1.00 hours of CPE credit for pharmacists. CPE credit can be claimed on the AAH CE platform within 60 days of activity completion and information will be provided to CPE Monitor. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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