This course will provide students:
- Overview of the driving forces and mechanics of climate change
- Implications on human health
- Mitigation and adaptation strategies with co-health benefits, including actions from public health interventions, community strategies, and health policy
This course will place a special emphasis on how climate change interacts with social determinants of health and increases racial health disparities.
By synthesizing concepts and knowledge from multiple disciplines, students will gain an understanding of the role of public health professionals, and will develop a hands-on, local, national or global climate change and public health intervention project proposal.
Classes will include guest speakers from community-based organizations as well as practice-based and research-focused academics.
- Heat Extremes and Occupational Health
- Storms, Flooding, and Water and Food Borne Diseases/Infections
- Vector Borne Diseases
- Air Quality and Pollution
- Food and Nutritional Insecurity
- Mental Health, Violence and Conflict
- Migration and Displacement
- Environmental Justice
- Frameworks, Tools and Vulnerability Indexes
- Climate Change and Health Policy
- Communication Strategies
For more information contact:
Course Director: Rachel Hale, MA
Office Phone: 501-526-6626
Office Location: RAHN 2227
Office Hours: By appointment
Class location and times: Online, Asynchronous