Climate Changes Health: Extreme Weather, Vulnerable Populations and the Many Benefits of Taking Action

Workshop // Washington


Dec 07 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST


For too long, climate change communication has been framed as a wildlife conservation issue concerning polar bears and ice caps. But what about its impact on people, particularly on communities that are socially isolated but on the front lines of climate change? When it comes to extreme weather events, we are all in the same boat together, just not all on the same deck. Some people are disproportionately affected. In addition to saving lives and improving health, what other benefits happen when we shift our focus?

Join us for this workshop APHA's Natasha DeJarnett teams up with theatrical performance activist Peterson Toscano to present a climate change exposé. This interactive presentation will explore how extreme weather events intersect with people of color, LGBTQ people and immigrant populations. Be prepared to walk away with fresh ideas on how you can talk about climate change while building more resilient and just communities.


View webinar slides (PDF): DeJarnett, Breakout Discussions, Conclusion.

Questions? Contact Natasha DeJarnett.

Stay involved! Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #ClimateChangesHealth. For more information on how climate change impacts health, please visit And view other webinars on climate change.

The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association.

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