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New Online Certificate on Climate Change and Health from the Yale School of Public Health

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The Yale School of Public Health's Climate Change and Health Certificate will prepare public health professionals and those in related fields to address the adverse health impacts of climate change. 

Students in this program will be trained to address the mounting threat of climate change and to:

  1. Understand the health impacts of climate change; 
  2. Devise adaptation strategies to increase their communities' resilience to the health consequences of climate change; and; 
  3. Communicate the health-related risks of climate change effectively to the public and policymakers and motivate positive changes in climate-related behaviors.

All components of the Climate Change and Health Certificate are online; there are no residential requirements. The program consists of three courses, each running 6 weeks. Throughout the courses, three themes are interwoven: The Impact of a Warming World: Climate change and health; Health Equity: Vulnerability and resilience; What Gets Better: Co-benefits of mitigation and adaptation. Students will experience a blend of asynchronous (content viewed at their own pace) and synchronous (live discussions with faculty and peer) instruction to ensure a rich learning experience while providing the flexibility students need to balance coursework with their careers. 

The program may be a good fit for individuals working in a variety of professional roles, including:

  • State and local public health workers 
  • Clinicians and other health professionals (physicians, nurses, physician assistants, community health workers, etc.) 
  • Health educators 
  • Policymakers
  • Environmental health professionals  
  • Government officials
  • Advocates 
  • Professions whose constituents may be impacted by climate change 

The application deadline is August 1, 2018. However, admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis.


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