Climate Change and Health
Understanding the connection between climate and health is essential for health professionals of all disciplines.
Climate Change and Health: An Interprofessional Response
This set of nine short slide decks that can be utilized to introduce the connection between climate change and health to health professionals. They are intended to be used by instructors and programs when teaching about the connection between climate and health in existing courses.
- Introduction and Resources
- Air Pollution
- Severe Weather
- Extreme Heat
- Increasing Allergens
- Changes in Vector Ecology
- Water Quality Impact
- Environmental Degradation
- Water and Food Supply
NOTE: Available are separate slide decks covering a single topic as well as a full set containing all slides. Individual slide content is locked from editing, however instructors can edit the notes sections or add these slides to other slide decks.
The Academic Health Center Climate Champion team aims to connect students with faculty and community members working in health care sustainability and climate change. Faculty with an idea for a new student opportunity can contact contact Dr. Shanda Demorest at email@example.com. Students with additional ideas for projects can contact their school’s Climate Champion below.
Climate Champions by School/Unit
Nursing - Shanda Demorest, firstname.lastname@example.org
Medicine - Vishnu Laalitha Surapaneni, email@example.com
Public Health - William Toscano, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pharmacy - Kylee Funk, email@example.com
Veterinary Medicine - Meggan Craft, firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Lab Sciences - Nicole Zahnle, email@example.com
Occupational Therapy - Scott Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
How these resources were created
These resources were assembled by the "Climate Champions Team" consisting of members from UMN health science schools and affiliate programs, and led by Teddie Potter and Shanda Demorest of the School of Nursing.
Interprofessional Climate Change Curriculum is copyrighted by the Regents of the University of Minnesota. It can be freely used for educational and research purposes by non-profit institutions and US government agencies only. Other organizations are allowed to use the Interprofessional Climate Change Curriculum only for evaluation purposes, and any further uses will require prior approval. The curriculum may not be sold or redistributed without prior approval. One may make copies of the curriculum for their use provided that the copies, are not sold or distributed, are used under the same terms and conditions.