Climate Change and Health in Indian Country

Resilience and the Health Consequences of Climate Change
Thursday, April 20, 2017

4:00-5:00 PM EST

Climate change continues to be a pressing issue and Tribal communities are often on the front line of its effects. For many, any impact to their natural world impacts lifeways and well-being. Preparations are being made for the environmental impacts of climate change, but what about the health impacts? In this one hour webinar we will hear from subject matter experts and indigenous scholars to explore what the broad health impacts can be, discuss the ideas of health and resilience in Tribal communities, and learn about resources for approaching climate change planning.

Participants will receive information on:

  • The human health consequences of climate change
  • The CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework
  • The broad definition of health when concerning the natural environment
  • Approaching climate change and health preparation from a resilience perspective

Who should participate?

  • Tribal health, environmental health, and/or public health officials who are striving to ensure climate change preparedness in their communities
  • Tribal leaders and community members
  • Individuals involved in climate adaptation planning for Tribal communities
  • Individuals interested in learning about climate change and health

Time will be allotted for participant questions. We hope you will join us!


Brianna Carrier, M.Ed, MPA

Public Health Program Coordinator, National Indian Health Board

Guest Presenters:

Paul Schramm, Health Scientist, MS, MPH

The Climate and Health Program, CDC

Paul Schramm coordinates the Climate and Health Program’s science activities and partnerships. His work focuses on the human health effects of climate change, including the impacts of heat waves, extreme weather events, and vector-borne disease. He is a lead author on the Southeast Chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment and coordinating lead author of the book chapter Human Health and Climate Change in the Southeast USA. Paul received a National Center for Environmental Health Honor Award for his work at CDC and a GreenGov Presidential Award for his work on the inter-agency federal government report “A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change.”

Dr. Clarita Lefthand-Begay, Phd

Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Clarita Lefthand-Begay is a citizen of the Diné Nation and an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington (UW). In this position, She focuses her research on water security, climate change and sustainability sciences. Her central interests are water security research and efforts that strengthen Native health, while privileging the voices of native peoples and their communities

Thursday, April 20, 4:00-5:00 PM EST

Teleconference access: 1-877-668-4493

Phone Access Code: 736 404 573

Register Here

*Webinar line will be open 5 minutes before the session

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