2 February 2022
The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, and the Pan American Health Organization are launching a free 5-week online certificate course on climate and health. The course aims to engage the public health research and academic communities to facilitate climate and health research used to inform health and policy decisions.
Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century and tackling climate change is one of our greatest opportunities for building and strengthening public health systems. To meet the emerging health needs imposed by climate change, both academic and research communities are urgently needed to further our understanding of the health impacts of climate change and adaptation options including: monitoring, projections, early-warning systems, and epidemiological surveillance of health outcomes. Simultaneously, close cooperation is needed with policy makers and health decision makers to ensure new knowledge can be translated into practice.
This course serves as an introduction to the cutting-edge of climate and health research, explores case studies of successful implementation, and opportunities for engagement.
Target Audience: Academics, Health Researchers, Environmental Researchers, Health Professionals, Health Leaders, Climate Leaders and Students, Funders
Course Structure: The course will consist of bi-weekly live-virtual didactic sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays (90 minutes) with a live question and answer following each lecture.
Course Dates: April 19 – May 19, 2022
Time: 09h00 CDMC/ 12h00 UTY
Climate and Health Certificate: Participants who attend > 70% of sessions and pass a brief exam at the end of the course will be awarded a Certificate in Climate and Health from PAHO/GCCHE/IAI.