Good Climate Policy Starts with Health

Meeting Agenda – Tentative

Sunday, April 28

Courtyard by Marriott, Arlington Rosslyn, 1533 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209

8:00 am – 10:00 am Registration
8:30 am – 10:00 am Briefings (Moderator: Claude Tellis)
• 2019 State of the Air Report: Lyndsay Alexander, MPP, Director Healthy Air Program, American Lung Association
• National Climate Assessment: John Balbus, MD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
• Lancet Count Down: Rene Salas, MD, Faculty, Chan School of Public Health, Harvard
• IPCC Report: Jonathan Patz, MD MPH, Director, Global Health Institute, UW Madison
• COP24/WHO: Jeni Miller, PhD, Director, Global Climate and Health Alliance
10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break
10:15 am – 12:15 pm Meetings
Medical Societies
(Moderators: Mona Sarfaty, MD MPH FAAFP, Edward Maibach, MPH PhD)
Affiliates/State Groups
(Moderators: Natasha DeJarnett, PhD MPH, Barbara Gottlieb)
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Breakouts and Lunch
1. Medical Practice Issues (Moderator: Elizabeth Gillespie, MD)
Todd Sack, MD, My Green Doctor
Amy Collins, MD, Senior Clinical Advisor to Health Care Without Harm
2. Community Health & Equity (Moderator: Surili Patel)
Linda Rudolph, MD MPH, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute
Dan Quinlan, Vermont Climate and Health Alliance
Janet Phoenix, MD MPH MS, Milken Institute for Public Health
3. Climate Health Education (Moderator: Jay Lemery, MD)
Jon Patz, MD MPH, Global Health Institute, UW Madison
Teddie Potter, PhD RN, University of Minnesota
Brittany Shea, MA, Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education
1:25 pm – 2:15 pm Activity at the State Level
(Moderator: Mark Mitchell, MD MPH FACPM)
• Dan Quinlan, Founder, Vermont Climate and Health Alliance
• Homan Wai, MD, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action 
• Samantha Ahdoot, MD, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action
• Melissa Baldwin, Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
• Kristie Ross, MD, Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action
• Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky, North Carolina Medical Advocates for Healthy Air
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Toward a Framework for Policy, Equity, and Action
(Moderator: Mona Sarfaty, MD MPH FAAFP)
• Karl Hausker, PhD is an expert on energy policy from the World Resources Institute. He will give an overview of the contribution of energy sources to climate change, describe scenarios that are recommended to stay under 1.5 degrees, and introduce the tools that are available to achieve these ends.
• Cliff Majersik is the CEO of the Institute for Market Transformation and an expert on energy efficiency. He is also a participant in the New Consensus Coalition to define the Green New Deal. He will speak about what can be achieved through energy efficiency in buildings including health implications, and also about the Green New Deal.
• Andrew McKeon is the Director of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the U.S. northeastern states. He will talk about the ten years of experience with the RGGI, what we know about its health benefits, and about the current effort to add transportation as a component of the RGGI.
• Lyndsay Alexander, MPP is Director of the Healthy Air Campaign of the American Lung Association. She will speak about clean air policy as climate policy: what has been achieved, what it has meant for health, the importance of EPA action.
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Break
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Strategy for Promoting a Framework for Policy, Equity, & Action
(Moderator: Rob Gould, PhD)
• Clara Vondrich, Director of Invest/Divest
• Fiona Armstrong, Founder and Director, Climate and Health Alliance of Australia
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Buffet Dinner
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Evening Session
Congressional Visit Training
(Moderator: Laura Bender, MPH) American Lung Association

Monday, April 29

Kaiser Center for Total Health, 700 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

8:00 am – 8:30 am  Check In
8:30 am – 10:00 am  Breakfast/Orientation
10:00 am – 5:00 pm  Visits to Congress

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