The New York State Department of Health Climate and Health Profile

Presenter: Asante Shipp-Hilts, MPH

Program Coordinator, Office of Public Health Practice

New York State Department of Health

Date: March 30, 2016

Description: This webinar outlines the New York Climate and Health Profile Report, compiled as part of the BRACE (Building Resistance Against Climate Effects) initiative.  It describes the climate trends being observed in New York State and their potential consequences, such as extreme heat and cold, severe weather, air pollution, and vector-, water-, and food-borne disease, which are likely to negatively impact the health of the most vulnerable populations in New York.  These vulnerable populations include the elderly, those with cardiovascular disease, pregnant women, and those living in flood plains, all of whom have increased risk due to population, social, and environmental factors that put them at great risk in the face of climate change.  The webinar concludes by presenting recommendations for public health adaptations and outlining next steps in addressing climate change in New York State.

Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how climate is changing New York State
  • Discuss the potential health impacts associated with climate change
  • Identify steps in the process of assessing vulnerability and understand who the vulnerable populations are in New York State

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1A1, 1A4, 1A9, 1A12, 2A5, 2A12, 3A2, 4A3, 4A5, 4A6, 5A2, 5A5, 6A3, 7A2, 8A2, 8A8

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If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you register for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).