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Planetary Health: The Urgent Call for Great Transition

Posted by Joel Krauss for College of Health and Human Services

Every child born today is likely to experience the health impacts of climate change and other environmental crises through every stage of their lives. It is therefore critically necessary for health professionals to be knowledgeable about environmental changes, how to mitigate them as best as possible, and how to help patients and communities adapt. Transforming and redesigning all structures of human activity will improve health and ensure a viable future. This is a moment for urgent action but also an opportunity for enhanced health and wellbeing for all.

This event is hosted by WMU College of Health and Human Services with partnership of The Environment and Health Collaborative. This event is a part of WMU's Climate Change Working Group's Climate Emergency Month.

Cost: $30 to all wanting CE's. Free to all students, community members and WMU faculty, staff and current field instructors NOT wanting CE's. Add the training to the cart, and then adjust the price on the following page.

Contact Hours/CEs: 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours or 1.5 Social Work CEs are available for this training. This training will take place live, virtually and a Webex meeting link will be emailed to participants.

Presented by: Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP

Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota; Director of Planetary Health: 

Dr. Potter is deeply committed to climate change and planetary health education including membership in the Alliance of Nurses for Health Environments, and membership on the American Academy of Nursing Environment and Public Health Expert Panel. She is a member of the Coordinating Committee of Columbia University’s Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education and a Fellow in the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. She chairs Clinicians for Planetary Health (C4PH) and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Planetary Health Alliance at Harvard. She currently serves on the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaboration on Decarbonizing the US Health Sector. In 2019, Dr. Potter was appointed the first Director of Planetary Health for the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota.

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Cost:
$30
Free to all students, community members and WMU faculty, staff and current field instructors NOT wanting CEUs.
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