Climate Change Will be Prominent at the APHA Annual Meeting

By path2positive

Join us in Chicago at the annual American Public Health Association meeting! While the APHA meeting will run between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4, 2015, you can see a schedule of climate change and health sessions here. On Tuesday, November 3, from 12:30 - 2:00 PM., Climate for Health panelists will be presenting in a session entitled Beyond Climate Change and Public Health: A Look at How Other Sectors Play a Role in Addressing Climate Change and Health in the US.

Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, a pediatrician and climate leader, will be participating on this panel, along with Dr. Howard Frumkin. Dr. Ahdoot will present on children’s health and climate change as part of an exploration of how climate-related health impacts and solutions cut across our key sectors. ecoAmerica's Board Member, Ed Begley, Jr., will also help to kick off the opening session. Ed will speak about the significance of climate change and its health implications, and will highlight solutions that reinforce health equity and benefit the planet and its people.

The U.S. Climate & Health Alliance, American Public Health Association Climate and Health Topic Committee, and University of Wisconsin-Madison are co-hosting a social hour before the panel on Climate Change and Public Health: Policy in Action. 5:30 PM, Sunday November 1, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in the Prairie Room.

Please be sure to follow all of the climate change and health action on Twitter via @Climate4Health and through APHA’s recently launched #ClimateChangesHealth hashtag. We will be live tweeting at APHA, covering all of the climate change health events, including live footage of Ed Begly’s opening comments, as well as the “Beyond Climate Change and Public Health” cross sector panel event via Periscope. If you’ve yet to try out Periscope, it's an easy way to experience an event live, from afar. Periscope is free and you can download it here. We look forward to collaborating in whatever shape or form works best for you.

American Public Health Association's 2015 Annual Meeting

APHA's Annual Meeting and Exposition brings together more than 12,000 of your colleagues from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share experiences. This is an event you don't want to miss.

143rd APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition: 
Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2015

Location of Sessions and Events

McCormick Place
2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616 Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616 

2015 Annual Meeting Theme: Health in All Policies

The environments in which people live, work, learn and play have a tremendous impact on their health. Responsibility for the social determinants of health falls to many nontraditional health partners, such as housing, transportation, education, air quality, parks, criminal justice, energy, and employment agencies. Public health agencies and organizations will need to work with those who are best positioned to create policies (legal and regulatory) and practices that promote healthy communities and environments and secure the many co-benefits that can be attained through healthy public policy.

Annual Meeting Registration is Now Open



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