APHA 2017 Annual Meeting: Climate Change and Vulnerable Populations

Monday, November 6, 2017
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Atlanta, GA

American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 is your source for learning about public health challenges, solutions and achievements within the field of public health. Many of this year's sessions and presentations focus on the theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health.”

In this session, learn about the adverse health impacts of climate change on Native Americans, other indigenous populations, minority groups, and other vulnerable populations, as well as the role of public health professionals in recognizing and preventing these adverse health effects.


  • Impact of Climate Change on Farmworkers - Jeffrey Bethel, PhD, Oregon State University
  • Indigenous Perspectives on the Sixth Extinction - Michael E. Bird, MSW MPH, Urban Indian Health Commission
  • Creating Community Climate Frameworks - Patricia Cochran, Alaska Native Science Commission
  • Climate Change and the Future of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health - David R. Williams, PhD, MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Sea Level Rise and Health Consequences for Marshallese - Seiji Yamada, MD, MPH, University of Hawaii