Human Health + Climate Change
Human Health + Climate Change (HHCC) is an interdisciplinary student organization at UCSF made up of medical, pharmacy, nursing and dentistry students focused on creating awareness and enacting change at the intersection of climate change and health.
UCSF Students Talk about Climate Change and Health
This video was made by first year Medical and Pharmacy students during a 2 week immersion on climate change and its impact on health care. The video focuses on what these students, as future healthcare professionals, know and will do about climate change, ecosystem degradation, and health.
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Climate Change and Health Advocacy Skill Up for Health Professionals
January 11, 2020
Find community among health professionals fighting the climate crisis, and learn key skills for climate and health advocacy in 2020!
Livestream and Recording here
The Disproportionate Health Impacts of the Climate Crisis on Under-Resourced Communities
December 9, 2019
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Panelists: Dr. Rupa Marya, Dr. Sheri Weisser, and Dr. Anne Montgomery
Student presenters: Allan Ndovu
Student moderator: Colin Baylen
Confronting the Link Between Climate Change, Migration and Human Health:
What to Know and What to Do
April 2, 2019
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Panelists: Dr. Sheri Weiser and Dr. Sarah Coates
Co-presenters: Karly Hampshire, Nuzhat Islam and Colin Baylen
Severe Wildfires: A Climate-Health Emergency
December 12, 2018
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Panelists: Dr. Robin Cooper, Dr. John Balmes, Dr. Gina Solomon
Moderator: Dr. Katherine Gundling
Co-presenters: Bennett Kissel and Colin Baylen
The Earth Health Elective
Every Spring quarter UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellows and Human Health and Climate Change host the Earth Health elective. Note: Elective will not be offered for Spring 2020
What: Leaders in climate change discuss the interplay between human health and environmental health and the roles of healthcare professionals in climate change prevention and preparedness.
Why: Understanding the connection between climate and health is essential for all health professionals. Earth Health provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop interventions that mitigate the effects of climate change, educate patients about this topic, and advocate for policies supporting environmental justice. You can also learn about the Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellowship, research opportunities, and and potential student projects!
How: Details for future enrollment to come. This elective is open to all UCSF students.
Spring 2019 syllabus