Americans are growing more concerned about climate change. As they witness and experience impacts to their health, livelihoods, and communities, they are increasingly looking for guidance on solutions, from leaders in their daily lives – health leaders like you. That is why the National Student Nurses’ Association has partnered with ecoAmerica and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments to offer the Climate for Health Ambassadors Program. This training will equip you with the knowledge, hands-on experience, and resources to speak and act confidently on climate change.
Upon completion of the training, participants are invited to become a Climate for Health Ambassador. The benefits of becoming an Ambassador include access to tools, tailored resources and events to act and advocate for climate solutions, a private online community of Ambassadors from across the nation who are passionate about being a voice for climate solutions, and on-going staff support.
Once trained, Climate for Health will coordinate with partner organizations to support the Ambassadors and provide opportunities to act. With this training, and a cohort of like-minded leaders, health professionals will be empowered to engage their colleagues, associations, the public, and policymakers to inspire climate solutions that help protect the health of our families and communities, and ensure a prosperous, just, and secure future.
Content: Introduction from ANHE, The Health Case for Climate Action, Climate Science Overview, Impacts to Human Health, Health Equity, Health Impacts and Nurses, Climate Solutions and Benefits, Climate Solutions from the Nursing Field, Communicating on Health and Climate, Advocacy and Engagement, Nurses as Advocates, and Getting Started as an Ambassador
Speakers: Bruce Bekkar, MD and Ben Fulgenico-Turner, MPP, CPH Sponsors: National Student Nurses' Association, Brooklyn, NY and ecoAmerica, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, November 10, 2022 and Friday, November 11, 2022
FACULTY/CONSULTANTS SESSION: November 10, 2022 from 8 am to 12 pm EST.
STUDENT SESSION: NOVEMBER 11, 2022 from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST.
The registration closes at 12 pm EST on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 and is limited to 50 faculty or students per the designated session. The sessions are specific to your role, so please note you need to sign up for the correct session.