Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health's Climate Change, Disability, and Rehabilitation Workshop
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education and the Sustain Our Abilities, present the Climate and Health Advocacy Boot Camp. This program runs on Thursdays September 29–October 27, 2022 from 12–1:30PM PST and is targeted at health professionals. The description from the linked website: "Climate change is the biggest public health concern of the 21st century. In response, medical specialties such as emergency medicine, pediatrics, and psychiatry have emphasized the impacts of climate and health in their representative specialties. The field of rehabilitation is now following their lead. The UN only acknowledged the concerns of persons living with disabilities in 2019. Persons with disabilities are amongst the most vulnerable to climate change, and knowledge needs to be developed and spread about the issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation both for persons with disabilities and for the broader population that physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists care for. The goal of this Day for Tomorrow interactive workshop series is to highlight the urgent need for rehabilitation providers to work together globally with persons with disabilities and specialists in other areas to ensure persons with disabilities have climate justice and their health and overall life concerns are addressed. In this course we will address issues of adaptation and mitigation to climate change in rehabilitation care along with discussing recommendations from leaders in the climate change community that are living with disabilities." Registration is required.