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April 2021

Break the Cycle of Children’s Environmental Health Disparities 16th Annual Conference: Covid-19 and Children’s Environmental Health

April 19 - April 20

COVID 19 has infected over 123 million people and killed nearly 3 million worldwide and in the USA over 30 million people have been infected and over 500,000 have died. Examination of those who have been infected and have died clearly points to a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations such people living in low-income communities and from minority groups. Join us to explore the patterns of illness and the role of the environment on children’s health. With Day 1 Keynote…

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Connecting Climate Change and Health: Nurses Leading the Way

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Earth Day 2021 Conference: A Collaboration of Nurses Climate Challenge Colleges Join Mercy College, Columbia University, and New York University Colleges of Nursing for a special Earth Day virtual conference on April 21st at 5 - 6:30 pm ET. The conference Connecting Climate Change and Health: Nurses Leading the Way will examine how the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change impact the health of our planet and of our patients today. Participants will learn more about the need to…

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Climate Change & Health 2021: The Intersection of Climate Change, COVID-19, and Structural Racism

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Climate change is a growing public health concern with implications for safety and well-being; nutrition and food security; food, water, and vector-borne diseases; and mental health. Climate change and the social determinants of health are closely aligned, contributing to disparate environmental exposures and health inequalities, as a disproportionate number of low-income individuals, some communities of color, and those with higher vulnerability to disease and chronic health conditions are at risk. The 2020 Lancet Countdown U.S. Brief addresses emerging infectious diseases including COVID-19…

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