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Apr 2024 22
Time: 11:00 AM

This NAM workshop builds on past scoping efforts to engage participants in discussion about research gaps and highlight effective interventions to adapt to and mitigate climate’s impact on health and equity in communities. 

Panelists from various research fields shared their work addressing research gaps on the impacts of climate change on health (e.g., heat, air pollution, mental health, maternal/reproductive health, health of older adults, food insecurity, climate migration), and communicating why their work is important to fill these gaps and informing what is needed for implementation at the clinical level, community/local level, etc.; and communicating what additional research is needed. 

Meeting Objectives: 

  • Collaboratively identify, discuss, and prioritize research gaps in understanding the complex interactions between climate change, health outcomes, and equity considerations. 
  • Discuss and share methodologies for conducting interdisciplinary research at the nexus of climate change, health, and equity, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches. 
  • Identify and amplify evidence-based interventions to address climate-related inequities and those interventions focused on promoting health equity. 
  • Contribute to drafting a research agenda and supporting portal that outlines methodologies for addressing gaps, establishes key research questions


11:00 | Welcome & Opening Remarks

11:30 | Climate Change’s Impacts on Human Health and Equity

11:45 | Theme I: Overview of Climate & Health Research Gaps

Panel 1: Biological and health impacts of climate change

Panel 2: Intersection of socio-environmental factors and climate change

1:20 | Theme II: Implementation Science: Evidence-Based Interventions to Address Climate and Health Inequities 

Panel 1: Implementing programs to address climate change, health, and equity at the community level and beyond  

Panel 2: Training and equipping a climate savvy healthcare workforce to build a sustainable health care system through research

2:45 | Theme III: Innovative Research and Data Methodologies to Address Climate Impacts on Health 

3:45 | Conclusion & Next Steps

This convening preceded an NAM public event, “Climate and Health Day of the US Climate Action Summit,” on April 25. Learn more about this additional activity during the week of Earth Day >>

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Learn more about the NAM Grand Challenge on Climate Change, Human Health, and Equity >>

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