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Sigma Pre-Conference Event: Creating Healthy Environments Through Climate Action: Nursing’s Pivotal Role

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Climate change is identified by the World Health Organization as one of the most urgent global health challenges for the next decade. Globally, we are witnessing and experiencing impacts on health, livelihoods, and communities as a result of climate change. The COVID-19 pandemic has also underscored the interconnectedness of human and environmental health and emphasized how existing inequities influence outcomes.

Nurses are becoming increasingly more interested in learning about climate change and its related health impacts, as well as their role in addressing this issue through their own actions and supporting equitable climate solutions in their professional associations/clinics/hospitals and with policymakers. As a prominent component of the health sector workforce, nurses can play a vital role in promoting understanding of climate change as a health issue, advancing practice to prevent and protect against health threats, and in advocating for health protective policies.

This comprehensive training, hosted in partnership with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments  includes a mixture of information sharing and hands on practice to build knowledge, skill, and confidence following the format below:

  • Learn about the state of the science on climate change, climate impacts on health, and equity considerations across populations
  • Gain confidence in talking about climate change from a nursing perspective
  • Identify the scope of climate solutions available through exploration of case studies
  • Explore actionable opportunities to be a climate champion in your communities and practice settings
  • Meet allies and collaborators advocating for climate health

This course is pending approval by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP17198 for 3 contact hours.



March 24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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