2022 LANCET COUNTDOWN U.S. LAUNCH
October 26, 2022 12PM EDT
Please join The Lancet Countdown U.S. Policy Brief Authors and the American Public Health Association for the 2022 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Virtual Launch Event on Wednesday, October 26th at 12 PM EDT to dive into the findings and policy recommendations from the 2022 global report and U.S. Brief. Join to hear about the latest trends in public health and climate change with leading experts in the field. These highly anticipated annual reports will be released the day before on October 25th at 6:30 PM EDT.
The annual global report tracks the impact of climate change on human health and is a product of experts from 38 global institutions, and the companion U.S. Brief is supported by over 80 U.S. institutions, organizations, and centers. The 2022 U.S. Brief explores the impacts of climate change on health through poor air quality, heat, infectious disease, and mental health, with a particular lens towards equity. The Brief also explores several evidence-informed policy recommendations that aim to promote public health and equity.
The launch event will include presentations with the 2022 Lancet Countdown U.S. Brief co-lead authors, Naomi S. Beyeler, MPH, MCP and Natasha K. DeJarnett, PhD, MPH, BCES and senior and global report authors, Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS and Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH. Marina Romanello, PhD, the Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown, will also present key messages from the Global Report, and you will also hear from Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
There will be special keynote addresses by the Senior Director for Environmental Justice at The White House Council on Environmental Quality, Jalonne White-Newsome, PhD, and by John Balbus, MD, MPH, the Acting Director of the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity at the Department of Health and Human Services.
There will be a lively panel discussion on ensuring health and equity in the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law moderated by USA Today environmental and health equity reporter, Nada Hassanein. The panelists include Irene Burga, Lily Gelb (16-year old student leader with Schools for Climate Action), Kyle X. Hill, PhD, MPH, and Pamela Pugh, DrPH, MS.
Lastly, Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS will have a conversation with Gina McCarthy, MS to discuss her accomplishments as the first White House National Climate Advisor and how medical and public health professionals can help advance climate action.
Please address any questions about the event to Paige Knappenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org