Event: Global Public Health Week Day 2

As part of the discussion surrounding best practice in public health for Global Public Health Week, CAPHIA will present four interactive sessions featuring expert academics and practitioners from across Australasia. On Day 2, two experts will discuss health risks arising from the extreme environmental impacts associated with the climate crisis currently affecting the entire globe.

Recording and slides now available

The climate crisis impacts health on the individual, community and population levels in a myriad of ways. From environmental impacts resulting from extreme climatic events to a decline in access to health care and increasing inequality in health and social support, climate change is bringing major direct and indirect health impacts to communities around the world.

Experts in climate change will explore the effects of climate change on all facets of health and wellbeing in this masterclass, including health risks experienced by communities who are the most vulnerable, including women, low-SES communities, migrants and older populations.

This masterclass will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions. The event will be available for viewing after the session on Vimeo along with some take-home messages.

Masterclass: The Climate Crisis and Health

Date: Tuesday April 4, 2023

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am AEST (Find your local time)

Format: Master Class with Q&A (English)

Format: Online Session

Registration: FREE – Register using the form above. Please allow 2-3 business days for the calendar invitations to be sent. Registrations closes Thursday 27 April 2023. 

Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis

Professor Vardoulakis is Director of the Healthy Environments And Lives (HEAL) Network and Professor of Global Environmental Health at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University.

Read Sotiris’s bio here

Dr Kimberly Humphrey

Dr Humphrey is a Climate Change and Human Health Fellow at The Centre for Climate, Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University and an Emergency Medicine Specialist from Adelaide and a Public Health medical consultant at SA Health.

Read Kimberley’s bio here

This masterclass is the first in a series of sessions presented by CAPHIA for Global Public Health Week. To register for one of the other events, follow the links below:

April 3, 2023
Preparing Public Health Professionals & Associations for New Challenges: An Australasian Perspective

April 5, 2023
Masterclass: Co-Design for Health System Reform

April 6, 2023
Public Health Education for a Sustainable and Equitable Future: Workshop

April 7, 2023
Resources: 2022 Teaching and Learning Forum Keynotes & Plenary Panelists

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) will commence the second edition of Global Public Health Week on April 3, 2023. This year’s theme is Building a More Equitable, Sustainable, and Resilient Health System. The five-day hybrid event invites discussion surrounding promoting health and wellbeing and best practice in all sectors of public health around the globe. For more information on Global Public Health Week and the WFPHA, click here.