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Climate change and health equity: The imperative for community-based resilience

Paulette Frank, Chief Sustainability Officer, Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Julie Varughese, Senior Vice President of Programs and Chief Medical Officer, Americares
Dr. Caleb Dresser, Director of Healthcare Solutions, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment
Dr. Julian Watkins - Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Dr. Marcos A. Moreno – Resident Physician, Yale University

11.00am - 11.55am
New York City

United States

Climate Week NYC

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Climate change remains one of the greatest threats to global public health, and communities that are already vulnerable are being hit the hardest. With extreme heat and weather disasters becoming a regular occurrence around the world, the need for equitable and reliable access to healthcare is more important than ever. There is no overarching solution - having a meaningful and long-lasting impact often requires local insights and tailored approaches to meet the unique needs of different communities.

In this session we’ll discuss:

  • How can we advance tangible, community-based approaches to climate adaptation, resilience and care?
  • What steps are needed to bolster climate resilience in community healthcare clinics and support frontline healthcare providers to care for patients experiencing climate-related health impacts?
  • What role can business leaders, health workers and health equity advocates play in leading the change?