Webinar Invitation: Tribal Health and Climate Change
A Climate and Health Learning Community Event AND National Tribal Public Health Week Activity
Monday, April 1, 2019 from 4-5 pm ET
Date and Time
Monday, April 1, 2019 from 4-5 pm ET
(Event begins at 3 pm CT, 2 pm MT, 1 pm PT, and 12 am AK time)

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: Tribal Health and Climate Change. This webinar will describe the basics of climate change and how it is affecting Tribal communities. The webinar will also give a brief overview of NIHB's Climate Ready Tribes Project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This webinar will be presented by NIHB staff. Please come prepared to ask questions or share your own insights and experiences! The learning community is focused on knowledge exchange and members are encouraged to share information and build relationships with each other and the presenters.

This webinar is hosted as part of the Climate and Health Learning Community and is open to the public. Anyone is also invited to join the learning community to receive information about future events. Signing up for the webinar will add you automatically to the learning community listserv. The learning community is part of the Climate Ready Tribes initiative, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each person who attends at least two learning community webinars will earn a professional development certificate.

This webinar is also part of NIHB's National Tribal Public Health Week celebration!

This webinar is open to any interested person, but is likely most relevant to people who are seeking basic information about Tribal climate health. This may include:
  • Staff working in general or non-Tribal climate change or climate health positions who are interested in learning more about Tribes and how they are often the first and most severely affected by climate change;
  • Tribal employees new to working on climate change or climate health, or without much background on climate health, who would like to learn more about climate change and Tribal health concerns; or
  • Tribal employees working in climate health who would like to know more about the broader, national effects of climate change - such as those other Tribes are experiencing or an overview of different types of impacts (such as extreme weather, contaminated food, etc.).

People with more knowledge and experience are also welcome to join and will hopefully consider sharing some of their own experiences or insights during the Q&A or discussion period.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the basics of climate change: what it is and how it impacts human health
  • Describe at least three reasons that Tribes are often more greatly impacted by climate change
  • List at least three examples of how Tribal communities have been impacted by climate change

Signing up for the webinar will automatically add you to the Climate and Health Learning Community. However, if you are unable to attend the webinar but would like to sign up for the community only, please click the link directly above.
More information on the Climate Ready Tribes project can be found on the NIHB website climate pages and the new project fact sheet. If you would like your Tribe's climate work to be highlighted in a webinar or you want to share your expertise, please email [email protected] !
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