Climate and Health: Towards Climate-Informed Care & Advocacy

Occurs every other Wednesday from 12:00-1:00pm EST starting April 27th through July 6th 2022. 


Health care workers of all types are highly respected in their communities and well-positioned to inform public opinion, but many are under-informed about the health impacts of climate change.  They do not usually broach these issues with patients even when directly relevant to the presenting problem.  Most do not advocate at the community level.  However, healthcare workers are ideal messengers to share factual concerns along with hope-based and helpful guidance that supports tangible individual and community actions.  This course will prepare healthcare workers to advocate effectively and appropriately to reduce the effects of climate change on health. 



Learning Outcome:

At the conclusion of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to create a change in practice that incorporates knowledge of the health effects of climate change into an overall patient care.  


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 6.0 contact hours.

Session/Title Date
1 - Planetary Health and the Science of Climate Change 4/27/2022
2 - Extreme Weather Events: Patterns, Preparation, Responses 5/11/2022
3 - Evolving Ecosystem Impacts on Vector-Borne and other Diseases 5/25/2022
4 - Health Impacts of Air Pollution 6/8/2022
5 - Connecting Earth, Body, Mind and Spirit 6/22/2022
6 - Open Session -TBD 7/6/2022
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