Health Disparities Round Table

Note to Registrants: All in-person School of Public Health events are canceled through the end of the spring 2020 semester. We are evaluating rescheduling this event or moving it online. Registrants will be notified when a decision is made and this event webpage will be updated accordingly.

Advancing Health Equity: Public Health Solutions for Climate Change

A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.

CEU’s: 2.5

Climate change doesn’t affect everyone equally. We know that some populations and groups will be more adversely affected than others by climate change. The Health Disparities Round Table 2020 examines the effects of climate change on health inequities and identifies ways to build capacity to address this issue.

Coffman Memorial Union Theater (Directions)

Speakers will: 

  1. Examine the effects of climate change on health inequities locally and globally;
  2. Identify opportunities to build capacity to address the effects of climate change on health inequities; and
  3. Highlight effective and sustainable policies, practices, and programs to counter health inequities created and worsened by climate change.

Keynote Speakers

Niranjali Amerasinghe

Niranjali Amerasinghe
Executive Director, ActionAid USA

Kristin Raab

Kristin Raab
Minnesota Climate and Health Program Director, Minnesota Department of Health

Melonee Montano

Melonee Montano
Traditional Ecological Knowledge Outreach Specialist, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Moderated by Assistant Professor Jesse Berman (Division of Environmental Health Sciences, UMN School of Public Health)

Who Should Attend?

Faculty | Students | Staff | Policy advocates | Health professionals | Staff from local health departments and community-based organizations | Anyone interested in learning more about the health impacts of climate change

About the Round Table

The Health Disparities Round Table is an annual event that brings national and local experts to campus to discuss emerging issues in health equity research and practice. Past round tables attract about 250 attendees and have focused on community and policy level strategies to reduce health inequities.

This event is brought to you by the UMN School of Public Health Dean’s Office, Health Equity Work Group, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, and Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety; the UMN Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research; and the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center, Inc.

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