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How Associations Can Help Shift the Narrative on Climate and Galvanize Action

Climate change is negatively impacting the lives, livelihoods and health of families across the world. Further, climate change exacerbates health inequities, disproportionately harming the most vulnerable among us. But there are actions we can all take to improve health conditions.

In this MiniCourse sponsored by Washington DC, Surili Sutaria Patel, MS, Director, Center for Climate, Health and Equity & Deputy Director, Center for Public Health Policy, will tell you how to make climate-healthy choices, how to raise awareness of how climate change can impact the health of your staff and community so that they can take actions to protect themselves and their health, and how to look for green alternatives when planning your next meeting or event. You can be a part of the solution!

Surili Patel drives strategic development to bridge the gap between public health programs and sound policies. As Director of the Center for Climate, Health and Equity, Surili works to inspire action and advance policies that addresses health at the nexus of climate and equity. As Deputy Director for the Center for Public Health Policy, Surili advises the organization’s most notable environmental health programs, including water safety and security, children’s environmental health, tribal public and environmental health, environmental health messaging, transportation and health, and healthy community design. She applies her role in both Centers to champion diversity and advance health equity and environmental justice while promoting public health solutions.

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