Heading into 2021: The Future of Legislative Initiatives Related to Climate Change and Social Justice
Speakers: Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES®, Georges C. Benjamin, MD, MACP, FNAPA, FACEP (E), Hon FRSPH, Hon FFPH, Dan Xie, BS, Bob Percowitz, MBA
In the 2020 national election, constituents across the country will be casting their ballot to vote for who they want to fill the positions of President of the United States, 35 Senate seats, and 435 House of Representative seats. Speakers will provide information on the outcomes of the 2020 national elections and what it means for overall public health priorities. This webinar will provide election highlights and engage panelists in a discussion about how appropriations and new legislative initiatives related to climate change and social justice. Hear how you can have an impact on shaping the first 100 days of the 117th Congress on climate and health issues.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify at least three determinants of health-related to climate change. (5.1.1 Examine the determinants of health and their underlying causes)
- Determine at least two legislative initiatives addressing the issues of climate change and social justice related to identified health issues. (5.1.1 Examine the determinants of health and their underlying causes)
- Determine at least three factors that influenced decision-makers from the 2020 election on their policy and legislative priorities related to climate change and social justice. (5.2.2 Identify factors that influence decision-makers)
Keywords: HEPSA II, Area 5.1.1, Area 5.2.2 , Advocacy, Environmental Health, Planning, Policy