Friday, November 14, a free public presentation on “Addressing the Health Effects of Climate Change” will be offered at the DuVal Auditorium at the University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave, from 7PM until 9PM. This area related to climate change is under reported and inadequately addressed in our communities.
Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH representing the Center for Environmental Health of the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia) will address the background of global warming and the ensuing health effects of climate change. A follow-up discussion will address the needed public health response to these challenges and a call for adaptation and organization in our communities to help prevent health problems of climate events.
An all day continuing education conference on 11/15/08 at DuVal Auditorium will focus on health professionals’ and public officials’ responsibilities to become better educated about and plan for a preventively oriented response to the impending community health challenges of climate change. Registration for this event will soon be available on line.
The Pima County Health Department, Sierra Club, the Mayor of Tucson, several City Council members, Defenders of Wildlife, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom are among community endorsers of this event.