Integrating Environment and Climate Risk in Community Benefit Strategies

Hospital community benefit programs can address health priorities while also impacting the environment, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions that mitigate the health risks of a changing climate.

This webinar described new tools and strategies for identifying and responding to environmental and climate exposures within community benefit programs.  It featured a leading Catholic health system, Providence St. Joseph, which is piloting a new community health needs assessment process that integrates climate and environmental assessment practices, creating strategies to identify health practices with climate co-benefits, and cross training caregivers throughout its system.

Presenters: Dora Barilla, DrPH, MPH, Executive Leader, Community Investment, Providence Health & Services; Elizabeth Schenk, Ph.D., MHI, RN, BC, Nurse Scientist, Providence Health & Services; and Ellen Tohn, MCP, Consultant, Tohn Environmental

This is a recording of the webinar held on September 12, 2017.

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