Workshop: Strategies for educating health professionals on the global health emergency of climate change

August 20, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Are you concerned about the health of your patients who are inevitably experiencing consequences due to air pollution and the changing climate? Are you seeking ways to improve the education of students in the health care professions so that they will be equipped to meet the challenges of caring for patients experiencing the effects of climate change?
Join the Office of Faculty Development for this workshop as members from Michigan Clinicians for Climate Change (MiCCA), Michigan Medicine and guest experts engage you through a series of brief presentations, panel discussion and a Q&A on topics including:

  • The health emergency of climate change
  • Populations vulnerable to the health effects of climate change
  • Communicating with patients and addressing issues about health and climate change 
  • Advancing a curriculum on health and climate change for health care professionals

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand specific health threats due to climate change
  • Identify populations most at risk to the health risks of climate change
  • Approach patient encounters with heightened attention to the risks of climate change to their health
  • Advocate for a teaching curriculum that incorporates issues of health and climate change in formal health professional training and schools

Facilitated by: Nan Barbas, M.D., M.S.W., clinical associate professor emeritus of neurology, U-M

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 26

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Held online – Link will be sent in registration confirmation email

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development but is open to all faculty and staff. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at