NCCEH: Responding to Climate Change as Public Health Professionals
Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 4:00-5:00pm AST
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Presenter: Kim Perrotta, Executive Director, Creating Healthy and Sustainable Environments (CHASE)
This presentation will summarize the health risks associated with climate change on a global scale and in Canada, identify the actions needed to address climate change which provide immediate health benefits, and discuss the different ways that public health professionals can help mitigate climate change and/or its harm on the populations they serve.
Kim Perrotta, Executive Director, Creating Healthy and Sustainable Environments (CHASE)
Kim Perrotta has a Master's degree in Health Science and over 30 years of experience working on environmental issues from a health perspective. Kim has conducted secondary research, developed policies, implemented programs and promoted healthy public policies for organizations such as Toronto Public Health, the Ontario Public Health Association, Halton Region, and the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative. She has prepared over 30 health-based policy reports and toolkits. In 2019, she produced the 2019 Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals. Kim was the Executive Director for the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) from 2015 to 2019. She is currently the Executive Director for a newly founded non-profit organization directed and run by public health professionals, Creating Healthy and Sustainable Environments (CHASE).