Voting as a Prescription for the Climate Health Crisis
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | Virtual | 12:30 – 1:30 PM PST
The American Medical Association declared:
- Climate Change Is A Public Health Crisis
- Voting Is A Social Determinant Of Health
We can’t solve the climate health emergency without a healthy democracy where every voice can be heard. As trusted health professionals, we can help our patients understand that VOTING gives them a voice in the policies that affect their environment and how that connects to their health. We have a unique relationship with our patients – many of whom are most harmed by fossil fuel pollution and the climate crisis, yet may be unregistered or inconsistent voters.
Learn from the experts about the AMA’s new resolutions and how they support our advocacy. Explore the role of non-partisan civic engagement in solving the climate health crisis. Then take quick actions to empower your patients to vote for their health and a healthy environment using easy tools from Vot-ER.
Expect to leave energized, equipped with new tools for advocacy on climate, health and equity.
Speakers include Ashley McClure MD, cofounder of Climate Health Now and Jasmin Eatman, MD PhD candidate Emory 2024 – two AMA members who were instrumental in passing the resolutions, as well as Lisa Patel MD, MESc, Deputy Executive Director of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health.
We are grateful to our cosponsors including Climate Health Now, Climate Psychiatry Alliance, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, SF Bay PSR, and Vot-ER.
A link to the recording will be sent to all registrants.