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Setting Ourselves Up for Success: Extreme Weather, Climate and Health

Originally webcast on July 18, 2013

Nathan Graber, MD, MPH

Director; Center for Environmental Health
New York State Department of Health

Although heat waves, heavy precipitation and coastal flooding are not new, their increasing frequency and severity have resulted in direct and indirect health impacts that challenge the resources of state, local and community public health professionals. Recognizing and responding to the public health consequences of climate require thoughtful planning, solid evidence, effective engagement, and meaningful interventions.

This broadcast will focus on specific health risks from extreme weather events and changes in climate. It will highlight efforts to improve our understanding of the risks and the possible public health interventions. In addition, examples from New York State will showcase the role of public health partnerships to foster resiliency and adaptation.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Define the health risks from weather-related events and a changing climate 
  • Describe examples of interventions and approaches to address these public health risks 
  • Name at least two ways in which local and state partners can collaborate to reduce health risks from climate impacts.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Continuing Medical Education Contact Hours

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing education credits will be available until July 2016.

The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.