In the spirit of the National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference theme, “Together a Safer and Healthier Tomorrow,” we co-hosted our most recent Let’s Talk Climate episode with NEHA with the same topic. Our guests, Natasha DeJarnett, PhD, MPH, & Steven Konkel, PhD, MCP joined us to discuss the environmental health role in climate action and solutions, diversifying the environmental health workforce, and advice for students entering the environmental health field.
“I firmly believe healthy communities don’t happen without Environmental Health Professionals. We’re often unsung heroes. When everything is working well, we’re essentially invisible, but there’s so much that we do and so much value to it.” – Natasha DeJarnett, PhD, MPH
“In environmental health, we tackle all those areas that Natasha mentioned…and also we have a key role in public policy and community planning…environmental health is a contact sport and we’re on the ground.” – Steven Konkel, PhD, MCP
Resources Mentioned During the Episode
75% of Americans are aware climate change disproportionately harms younger people and future generations. Read ecoAmerica’s latest American Climate Perspectives Survey report here
Find all of NEHA’s Climate and Health Fact Sheets here
Here more from Dr. Dyjack at ecoAmerica’s 2021 American Climate Leadership summit on demand here (minute 28:50)