Past Event

Disaster Medicine: Equitable Health Care in a Changing Climate

February 1, 2022
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Event Information

From California’s Dixie Fire to Hurricane Ida, climate change is giving rise to more frequent and intense extreme weather events. Not only are these disasters fatal and costly, but they increase existing health disparities by differentially reducing access to medical care and exacerbating chronic conditions. Efforts to (re-)build environments resilient under extreme weather must be responsive to principles of climate justice. To explore the challenges of equitably adapting health care delivery systems to serve vulnerable populations in our changing climate, scholars in environmental health will discuss visioning health care delivery in extreme weather through a just climate lens. Each will present a fifteen-minute paper, to be followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A.

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Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required for virtual and in-person attendees. For more information, please visit the event webpage.

Hosted by the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.