Advancing Clean Air, Climate, & Health: Opportunities for Nurses


There is growing evidence and concerns about the impacts of climate change on health and how to respond to these impacts. Information about health risks associated with a variety of climate changes such as heat waves, droughts, wildfires, droughts, and flooding provides nurses an opportunity to inform and limit adverse health impacts. Nurses are one of the most trusted health professionals and their engagement on this issue can have a significant, positive impact on the health of their patients, communities, and policy decisions.

This continuing education offering consists of a workbook and media modules to create a campaign for advocacy that is designed for public and environmental health nurses who are interested in learning about the science of climate change, public health impacts, and how they can effectively advocate for the Clean Air Act and clean energy policies.  Nurses who successfully complete the workbook, videos, and post-test and evaluation will receive 3 nursing continuing education credits for free.

Goals that will be addressed through the web based media module advocacy campaign for clean energy and clean air policies include:

  • Discussion of how the Clean Air Act impacts climate change and public health
  • Description of how the Clean Air Act has improved health and how nurses can effectively advocate for stronger clean air and clean energy policies
  • An exploration of how natural disasters are associated with climate change, clean air, and energy

Course Requirements to Earn Nursing Contact Hours:

  • Read the workbook
  • Watch the three media modules in their entirety
  • Achieve a passing score of at least 80% on the on-line test
  • Complete the course evaluation and feedback survey

Acknowledgements

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments would like to thank the US Climate Action Network for their generous support of this project. 

The Continuing Education provider has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 15417.

Media Modules and Workbook

Read online below or download the workbook here: Advancing Clean Air, Climate, and Health: Opportunities for Nurses Workbook

Watch the media modules below with each module of the workbook.

Take the post-test and evaluation here: Post-Test and Evaluation

After successfully completing the post-test and evaluation your certificate will be automatically emailed to you. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Huffling katie@envirn.org

Climate Change CE Workbook

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

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