The Intersection of Environmental Justice and Healthy Communities (CME)


November 10, 2023 | Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Description:

Examining the adverse impacts of climate change on health, it is important to carefully explore existing and potential inequities, as well as what progress and efforts have been, are being, and can be made to address these environmental justice issues. In this webinar, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation, discusses the issues and progress made toward achieving an equitable and sustainable future and his impressive work in environmental justice, specifically in low-wealth and communities of color. For example, in his work, he has elevated environmental justice issues and worked across federal agencies to strengthen environmental justice policies, programs, and initiatives. At the EPA, Dr. Ali led the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJIWG), which focused on implementing holistic strategies to address the issues facing vulnerable communities.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s) ™

*Note: CME credit is available until April 2024

How to claim credit (004)

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FACULTYACCREDITATION
Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, PhD
Executive Vice President of Conservation & Justice, National Wildlife Federation
Former Director of Communications, EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ)
Former Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice and Senior Advisor, Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requires Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals responsible for the development, management, presentation, and/or evaluation of a CE activity. In order to fulfill this requirement, MSM can only approve a CE activity when all involved individuals have completed the following disclosure form.

DISCLOSURE
Mustafa Santiago Ali, moderator for this activity has no financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and have indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Non-faculty contributors and other involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

 


Speaker Bio: Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali is a Thought-Leader, Strategist, Policymaker, and Activist committed to the fight for environmental justice and economic equity, working across federal agencies to elevate environmental justice issues and to strengthen environmental justice policies, programs, and initiatives. He graduated from West Virginia University and has an Honorary Doctorate degree from Green Mountain College and an Honorary Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from Vermont Law School. Dr. Ali is a Board Member for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Union of Concerned Scientist. In addition, he worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 24-years. At the EPA, he served as the Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice and Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and led the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJIWG), which was comprised of 17 federal agencies and White House offices focused on implementing holistic strategies to address the issues facing vulnerable communities. Mustafa Santiago Ali worked for EPA Administrators beginning with William Riley and ending with Scott Pruitt. He joined the EPA as a student and became a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ).