Events & Opportunities

Explore our events to stay up to date on relevant climate and health education related events hosted by the GCCHE and our partner organizations. Upcoming events are also listed below.

Events:

Upcoming GCCHE Events

Climate and Planetary Health Office Hours

July 26, 2024  |  1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (NYC)

In order to advance the mission of ensuring that 100% of health professionals globally have the knowledge and skills to address the climate crisis and to accelerate the incorporation of climate change and planetary health information into educational curricula, the GCCHE is now offering virtual consultation with faculty peers with personal experience implementing climate and planetary health content into their own institution’s curricula! Join us to discuss your practical, administrative, and conceptual challenges to integrating curriculum at your institution, receive personalized support, and grow your collegial network. 

This initiative is supported by the GCCHE Medical Working Group and the Climate Resources for Health Education (CRHE) team.

 

Climate Change, Migration and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Webinar 4: Populations on the Move: How Climate Change Affects Migrants in LAC Transient Camps

Tuesday, September 3, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM GMT-3 

The Latin American and Caribbean sub-continent has seen a significant rise in migrants-based transient camps. This is related to multiple factors, including climate change, risks during transit and social marginalisation and exclusion upon arrival in host countries, especially amongst migrants in irregular status and living in poverty. There is growing evidence around how such camps are created and sustained over time, as well as health risks related to poor material conditions, lack of access to clean water, stigma and discrimination. In the meantime, migrants living in these camps find a way to resist and develop unique identities as they build complex social layers in their everyday activities. This is a five session series that will occur every two months. *Con interpretación simultánea en inglés y español*

Upcoming Community Events

NIA/NIH webinar: Creating enduring change: climate change, health, and policy: a systems level perspective for older aged populations

July 16, 2024 | 12pm ET

Please join us for our next NIA/NIH webinar focused on systems-based approaches to protecting older adults from climate amplified threats using the US Department of Veterans Affairs as a case study. This webinar will be held on Tuesday July 16th at 12pm ET. This will be led by Dr. Aarthi Chary, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford and Climate Change & Veteran Health Lead, VAPublic Health National Program Office. Registration can be found here for this and future webinars.

 

NIH Translational Science in Climate and Health Webinar Series

From March to August 2024, NIA will host a webinar series (1 hour monthly sessions) on Translational Science in Climate and Health. In these monthly meetings, expert members from the U.S. and abroad will explore key issues in the translation of scientific insights around climate and health into actionable interventions that reduce harms from climate change — the goal of the NIH’s Climate Change and Health Initiative Strategic Framework. Speakers will cover a range of topics from case studies in climate and health interventions, frameworks in climate-related implementation science, the principles of team science, systems-based approaches, and the application of environmental and climate justice. Each webinar will end with an opportunity for questions and discussion, particularly as they focus on the well-being and health of older aged adults.

Upcoming Webinars & Registration:

 

WHO Technical Webinar Series on Climate Change and Health

April 24 – October 23, 2024 

WHO is conducting a series of technical webinars on various climate change and health topics with the aim of building capacity for implementation at country level. These webinars will integrate training, experience sharing, interactive activities and group discussion. 

Each webinar will be conducted twice to accommodate different time zones & interpretation will be available as follows (Geneva time/CEST): 

AM sessions: French and Arabic  •  PM sessions: French and Spanish

April 24, 2024  •  Getting started: climate change and health vulnerability & adaptation assessments

April 30, 2024  •  WHO as an Accredited Implementing Entity of the Adaptation Fund; Accessing AF funding for Climate Change and Health

June 12, 2024  •  Developing a Health National Adaptation Plan: Introduction

June 19, 2024  •  GIS and risk mapping in climate change and health vulnerability & adaptation assessments

July 10, 2024  •  Climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities

July 17, 2024  •  Quantitative approaches for Vulnerability & Adaptation assessments: sensitivity analyses and projecting future health risks of climate change

September 18, 2024  •   Integrating health in NDCs and LT-LEDS

September 25, 2024  •  Developing a Health National Adaptation Plan: Quality criteria for HNAPs

October 16, 2024  •  Conducting a gender analysis for climate change and health vulnerability & adaptation assessments

October 23, 2024 (TBC)  •  Accessing GCF Readiness funds with WHO as the Delivery Partner (TBC)

 

Video Vault: Past Events Playback

Climate Change & Public Health Curriculum - Member Learning Collaborative | March 21, 2024 

Learning Collaborative webinars provide opportunities for members to share and learn about strategies, challenges, and success stories for integrating climate and health education into health professions curricula. The GCCHE will host presentations from University of Pennsylvania (Public Health) and the Colby Sawyer College (Social Work).

Climate Forces on the Health and Well-being of Children on the Move in LAC | March 5, 2024 

Fuerzas climáticas sobre la salud y el bienestar de los niños en movimiento en ALC | 5 de marzo de 2024

Climate change is an emerging yet understudied force on the health and well-being of international migrant children and adolescents. Over the past decade, we have seen a steady rise in the numbers of children traveling, especially unaccompanied or traveling with adults they do not know.  Social and health risks and vulnerabilities among migrant children have been recognised globally, yet the relevance of climate change as a direct and indirect driver of health outcomes is less understood. Local evidence from LAC can contribute to current global discussions around the health and protection of children on the move.

 

The Role of Public Health Schools in a Climate Changing World | Feb 21, 2024

Climate change poses significant health risks. Public Health professionals play a vital role, and training institutions must prepare future professionals to address climate-related health challenges effectively. Participate in this discussion where leading voices from the field will explore proactive measures public health schools can take to incorporate climate and planetary health into their curricula to ensure this generation of health professionals is equipped to prevent, prepare for, and respond to climate-related health impacts.

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Careers, Fellowships & Internships

Fellowships and Post-doctoral Positions:

Applications for the 2024-2025 NIH Climate and Health (CH) Scholars Program are now being accepted!

Applications are due July 15, 2024.

The NIH CH Scholars Program seeks to bring climate and health scientists from outside the U.S. federal government to NIH to share their knowledge and expertise. The goal of the program is for climate and health scientists to support NIH institutes, centers, and offices in developing a stronger climate and health knowledge base in the areas of the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative’s Strategic Framework.

Please review the announcement for more information about the program and the application process. For more information visit:  https://www.nih.gov/climateandhealth#scholars. Reach out to CHScholars@nih.gov with any questions. 

 

Call for applications: NIHR Global Advanced Fellowship
Deadline: 11 July 2024

This £750,000 award will fund research projects, training and development and institutional capacity strengthening. The programme funds researchers undertaking research that aims to specifically and primarily benefit people in LMICs eligible for ODA.  Apply now.

 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE), Climate and Human Health Fellowship; The Climate and Human Health Fellowship trains physicians to examine and advance evidence-based policies that help build climate-resilient communities and health systems. This two-year experiential fellowship includes a Harvard master’s degree, research training and projects, public communications, and policy and advocacy training with national and international partners. 

 

Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Research Associate, Building Climate Resilient Community Health Clinics

 

The “Center for Environmental Neuroscience” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Position (E 13 TVöD; 39 hours/week). The position is initially filled for two years (with an option for extension of one year). The position is available from July 1st, 2024 or later. Application Deadline: Open until the position is filled. Please use our recruitment platform for your application via the following link: https://career-chm.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/jobs/4468093-postdoctoral-researcher-environmental-neuroscience

 

Climate and Health Foundation Consortium on Climate & Health Science Policy, Climate and Human Health Fellowship: trains physicians to examine and advance evidence-based policies that help build climate-resilient communities and health systems.

 

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the field of climate science with a specialization in extreme heat and human health needed at the Climate & Water Lab in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University. The position requires a strong background in climate science & modeling, as well as with high-resolution weather and climate instrumental data. Experience in numerical/statistical and geospatial modeling is required, and experience running CAM5/6 and/or CESM is preferred. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Applicants are required to submit a current CV to Dr. Sylvia Dee (sylvia.dee@rice.edu). Letters of reference should be submitted by 2-3 referees to the same email address. 

 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE), full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Transportation, Equity, Climate, and Health (TREC) project

 

Multiple NIH-funded disease ecology postdoc positions are available in Mordecai Lab at Stanford University to study environmental drivers of vector-borne diseases. Flexible start date. Initial appointment will be for two years (with second year contingent upon progress in the first year), further extension possible. To apply, please submit (i) a cover letter that describes your research interests, background, and fit to the lab and (ii) a curriculum vitae that contains contact information for three references to Susan Mello: somello@stanford.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. More Information

 

Fellowships available for the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) new Master of Science in Climate and Health (U-MSCH) graduate program.

 

Internships:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accepts applications for various volunteer internships.

Find internship opportunities with the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Find a list of current Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) fellowships and internships.

Grants

Call for Papers & Posters

Call for proposals: WHO project on ethical climate and health research
Deadline: 17 June 2024, 17:00 CEST

The WHO Health Ethics and Governance Unit invites proposals designed to help facilitate the promotion of ethically sound and equitable climate and health research. We particularly welcome proposals reflecting the priorities and experiences of communities most affected by climate change. We are also aware that there is a serious lack of data regarding the health impacts of climate change for some populations and on some topics: the experiences of local and Indigenous Peoples are particularly under-represented. The impacts of climate change on mental health, and effective policy responses are also under-researched. We therefore also welcome proposals in these and other under-represented areas. Click here for more details

Programs & Courses

Act Now: Support CMS in Reducing Hospital Emissions!

For the first time, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed collecting, monitoring, assessing, and addressing hospital emissions. It’s a pivotal move towards regulating greenhouse gas production in healthcare, an industry responsible for approximately 8.5% of US emissions. The TEAM Decarbonization and Resilience Initiative is a voluntary program recently announced by the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) as part of the proposed Transforming Episode Accountability Model (TEAM). The Initiative has two elements: 

  1. Voluntary reporting on metrics in four priority areas (organizational, building energy, anesthetic gas and transportation). 
  2. Technical assistance with reducing emissions. In addition, hospital participants may receive CMS recognition. 

The Initiative will help advance low-emissions, resilient health care across the U.S. Health professionals are critical in communicating to CMS that this Initiative is a necessary step toward improving patient outcomes, reducing emissions, and building climate-resilient hospitals. CMS needs to hear from health professionals like you. The comment period is open until June 10th, 5:00 pm ET. 

 

Climate for Health, Ambassador Training Program - This free, three-hour training equips health professionals with the knowledge, hands-on experience, and resources to speak and act confidently on climate change solutions. Three units of Continuing Medical Education or Nursing CE are available upon completion. Through the generous support of our donors, we are able to offer this course at no cost to you or the training participants.

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