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Climate Change & Health 2021: The Intersection of Climate Change, COVID-19, and Structural Racism
April 24, 2021 @ 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 and highlights the intersection among the converging health crises—climate change, COVID-19 and systemic racism.
Join national experts and faculty from the MGH IHP School of Nursing Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health at this virtual symposium as we address the climate-related health consequences on vulnerable communities and systemic racism with a lens on how COVID-19 disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).