Doctoring Climate Change:

Air Quality, Heat-Related Illness, and Disparate Impact

About the Course

Doctoring Climate Change: Air Quality, Heat-Related Illness, and Disparate Impact is an educational activity developed by Dr. Ashley McClure, FACP, and the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) Continuing Education program.

This free online course will explore how climate change is impacting public health now, and provide examples of how to communicate with patients regarding health risks posed by climate change. The course is broken into 5 modules, designed to provide context for clinicians and other allied health professionals to better understand climate change through a public health lens. 

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Please note: Free Certificates of Completion are available for learners who successfully complete this online course. An additional $15.00 fee will be required for learners who would like to receive a Continuing Medical Education (CME) Certificate of Completion. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize how climate change worsens air quality and identify the links between poor air quality and health impacts such as heart attacks, strokes, and pulmonary diseases.

  • Describe the impact of climate change on heat-related illness and identify demographics at increased risk

  • Review how socioeconomic disparities influence the adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities and amplify health inequities

  • Translate climate change impacts in terms of public health to communicate with patients regarding health risks, preventative measures, and regulatory protection

Accreditation

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 Contact Hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Physicians and Medical Doctors

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registered Nurses

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 2.0 contact hours. 

Disclosure:

No individuals involved in the planning or presentation of this activity have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

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