2011-09-28 04:01:49Effectively communicating the human health implications of climate change: A skills-development workshop
John Hartz
John Hartz

Effectively communicating the human health implications of climate change: A skills-development workshop.   


9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., October 29th, Convention Center, Washington, DC.


The American Public Health Association (APHA) invites you to register for a 6 credit hour continuing education course led by Drs. Ed Maibach (Director, George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication), John Balbus (Senior Advisor for Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH), and Richard Jackson (Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA), and by Ed Walz (Vice President, Spitfire Strategies) and his team of communication trainers from Spitfire Strategies.  


The purpose of the workshop is to teach public health professionals how to effectively convey the public health implications of climate change to a variety of internal and external audiences. The majority of local health departments across the nation are already witnessing health impacts related to climate change, and more severe impacts are anticipated. Yet few health departments have begun to systematically inform internal and external audiences about these impacts and risks, and engage these audiences in decision-making about how best to manage the risks.


This Institute will provide participants with the skills they need to begin communicating the public health dimensions of climate change, including: an overview of implications of climate change for human health; practical guidance on how to communicate the human health implications of climate change; an example of how public health communication was successfully used in 2010 to defend California's climate change program; and the opportunity to plan and practice adding climate change and health messaging into ongoing public health programs.


The cost of the workshop - paid to APHA - is $240.More information about the workshop can be found here:


2011-09-28 04:15:26


Might be interesting to try to get hold of that material and make it better known.