Webinar: Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate: Advancing Our Knowledge for Action
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 1-2pm EST
Climate change is increasing risks to the health of Canadians, their communities and their health systems. Health authorities across Canada are increasing efforts to prepare for future impacts by understanding key health risks, populations that are disproportionately impacted and vulnerabilities facing health systems, including health facilities.
To facilitate needed adaptation actions Health Canada released the next national science assessment Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate: Advancing Our Knowledge for Action. The results of the assessment will help inform further actions toward building climate resilient communities and health systems across Canada.
Please join us for this webinar where you will learn about the following:
- Growing risks to Canadians from climate change related to impacts on air quality; natural hazards; food safety and security; water quantity, quality and security; infectious diseases; mental health; Canada’s health systems; and special challenges faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
- Vulnerability factors that increase risks for certain populations and communities; and
- Promising adaptation measures that can support efforts to get ahead of the climate change curve and protect the health and well-being of all Canadians.
Peter Berry (Health Canada)
Rebekka Schnitter (Health Canada)
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