Climate Change Resources for Health Professionals

PRESENTATION: Improving Health and Health Equity While Fighting Climate Change. Presented by Kim Perrotta at the Public Health Youth Association of Canada Health Policy Hackathon. April 10, 2021. View PPT

Invest in Renewable Energy to Create Healthy, Green and Just Communities. Prepared by CHASE with the CPHA and OPHA. April 2021. English Backgrounder (8 pages) & English Factsheet (4 pages) & French Backgrounder (10 pages) & French Factsheet (4 pages).

Invest in Building Retrofity to Create Healthy, Green and Just Communities. Prepared by CHASE with CPHA and OPHA. March 2021. English Factsheet (3 pages) & English Backgrounder (5 pages) & French Factsheet & French Backgrounder.

Invest in Zero Emission Vehicles for a Healthy, Green and Just Recovery. Prepared by CHASE with the CPHA and OPHA. March 2021. English Factsheet (3-pages) & English Backgrounder (6-pages) & French Factsheet & French Backgrounder.

Invest in Active Travel to Create Healthy, Green and Just Communities. Prepared by CHASE with CPHA and OPHA. February 2021. English Factsheet (3 pages) & English Backgrounder (5 pages) & French Factsheet French Backgrounder

Invest in Public Transit to Create Healthy, Green and Just Communities. Prepared by CHASE with CPHA and OPHA. February 2021. Factsheet (3 pages) & Backgrounder (6 pages) & French Factsheet French Backgrounde

Blog: Excerpts from the Lancet Countdown on Climate Change and Health report. Dec 2020. Prepared by Kim Perrotta. Click here.

PPT: Intersection of Climate Change, COVID19 and Health Inequities. Presented by Kim Perrotta at Health Promoters of Ontario webinar. November 2020.

PPT: Addressing Climate Change as a Public Health Professional. Presented by Kim Perrotta at Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) Annual Conference. Oct 16, 2020.

PPT: Responding to Climate Change as Public Health Professionals. Presented by Kim Perrotta at a National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) Webinar. June 25, 2020.

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The Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals was produced and edited by Kim Perrotta while working as the Executive Director for CAPE – the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment – in 2019.

With eight stand-alone but complementary modules, and seven factsheets, the toolkit can be accessed for free from the CAPE website in both English and French.

Module 1: Climate Change – Science, Drivers & Commitments. April 2019. 18 pages. Prepared by Alice McGushin, Click here.

Module 2: Global Health Impacts of Climate Change. April 2019. 19 pages. Prepared by Alice McGushin. Click here.

Module 3: Climate Change Health Impacts Across Canada. April 2019. 41 pages. Prepared by Helen Doyle. Peer Reviewed by Dr. Peter Barry of Health Canada. Click here.

Module 4: Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Canada by Sector and Region. April 2019. 35 pages. Prepared by Bora Plumptre from the Pembina Institute. Click here.

Module 5: Climate Change Solutions with Immediate Health Benefits. April 2019. 37 pages. Prepared by Ronald Mcfarlane and Kim Perrotta. Click here.

Module 6: Taking Action on Climate Change at Health Facilities. April 2019. 39 pages. Prepared by Linda Varangu from the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (CCGHC). Click here.

Module 7: Preparing for Climate Change in our Communities. April 2019. 23 pages. Prepared by Carol Mee. Click here.

Module 8: Engaging in Climate Change Solutions as Health Professionals. April 2019. 18 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta with Alice McGushin. Click here.

Blog: Highlights from Lancet Countdown on Climate Change and Health 2018. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for CAPE. Dec 2018. Click here.

Blog: Highlights from the Lancet Countdown on Climate Change and Health 2017. Prepared by Kim Perrotta. December 2017. Click here.