On Friday, April 8, 2022, the University of Minnesota’s Health Equity Work Group hosted the annual Health Disparities Roundtable: Advancing Health Equity - Public Health Solutions for Climate Change.
Climate change is impacting human life and it threatens the essential ingredients for good health — clean air, safe drinking water, nutritious food, and safe shelter. Climate change disproportionately affects communities of color and those living in poverty. Solutions are needed today to combat the worsening health inequalities of tomorrow.
The University of Minnesota’s Health Equity Work Group will host a panel of experts for the annual Health Disparities Roundtable. Join the keynote speakers to better understand the effects of climate change on health inequalities locally, nationally, and globally. Speakers will highlight effective and sustainable policies, practices, and programs to counter health inequities created and worsened by climate change.
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to:
- Understand the effects of climate change on health disparities locally, nationally and globally.
- Identify opportunities to build local, national and international capacity to address the effects of climate change on health inequities
- Highlight sustainable interventions and strategies to counter health inequities created by climate change.