St. Luke’s and Idaho Clinicians for Climate Health continue their lecture series addressing health and climate change.
All sessions are free and open to the public both virtually and through in-person attendance. Session recordings will be available to any registrants and can also be viewed on the St. Luke’s YouTube page upon conclusion.
Sept. 13: 12-1 p.m. MDT
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and studies climate change. She doesn’t accept global warming on faith: she crunches the data, she analyzes the models, she helps engineers and city managers and ecologists quantify the impacts. Katherine also is an author and speaker. Hear from her on climate and what we can do to move the needle toward solutions and to invite allies under the big tent.
Presented by: Katharine Hayhoe
Sept. 20: 12-1 p.m. MDT
Hear directly from Joe McCannon at the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity on the importance of engagement in the U.S. Health Sectors' efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and the HHS Pledge.
Presented by: Joe McCannon, Health Care Sector Lead; and Jenny Keroack, Senior Policy Advisor
Nov. 1: 12-1 p.m. MDT
Dr. Howard Frumkin is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist and epidemiologist. His research interests include public health aspects of the built environment, climate change, energy policy and nature contact. Dr. Frumkin will discuss how hope has been viewed since ancient times as a bedrock of human thriving, and contemporary evidence suggests that hope is a determinant of health, and one we need in this time of climate crisis.
Presented by: Dr. Howard Frumkin, Journal of Climate Change and Health
Nov. 15, 12-1 p.m. MST
Dr. Gaurab Basu will discuss why health equity is important to everyone and the intersection between and complexity of environmental and health impacts. He will discuss developing resources for clinicians and students. Basu will also share how and why he electrified his home and what he discovered on that journey. In 2021, Dr. Basu was named to the Grist 50 list of national climate leaders. This is one among many other awards he’s received.
Presented by: Dr. Gaurab Basu
All sessions are free and open to the public.
People are struggling to breathe, and inhalers are part of the solution. But inhalers can also contribute a significant portion of carbon emissions. There may be choices available that are clinically equivalent and have a significantly lower carbon footprint.
Presenters: Dr. Gregg Furie; Dr. Samantha Green; and Kathleen Silveira, PharmD
Climate change, mild winters, early springs, and new habitats are giving insects more time to reproduce, more interactions with humans/animals and more opportunities to spread diseases throughout the United States.
Presenters: Dr. Sky Blue, Sawtooth Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases; and Dr. Christine Hahn, Idaho medical director and state epidemiologist, Idaho Division of Public Health