Healthy Discussions: Climate Change & Health
The World Health Organization calls climate change the single biggest health threat facing humanity. This powerful statement indicates that threats from climate change have direct and indirect impacts on our health and well-being. Along with increased frequency of extreme weather events such as storms or floods, climate change influences social and environmental determinants of health, as well as our mental health. It also disproportionately affects certain groups, usually the most vulnerable, in our population. Join us for a conversation about the links between climate change and our health with Ashlee Cunsolo (PhD), Vice-Provost, Labrador Campus, and Dean, School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies at Memorial University, and Sherilee Harper (MSc, PhD), Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Health and Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.
Healthy Discussions is a Quality of Care NL webinar series where we have quality conversations about health, health care and social systems in Newfoundland and Labrador.