Course overview

Climate Justice and Public Health: Practical Ethics in Urgent Times

Participants will learn about the disparate impacts of climate change on the global poor and explore the role of health practitioners in climate justice.

Fonna Forman,

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2018 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • In his encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis observed, “We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis, which is both social and environmental. Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.” In this session, we will explore this claim through the disproportionate impact of climate change on the worlds most vulnerable people, and explore how health practitioners can become agents of climate justice.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Describe the disparate impacts of climate change on the global poor
    • Identify strategies to inspire the health community to become agents of climate justice
    • Recognize the key role health practitioners have in climate justice

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Fonna Forman, JD

About fonna
Fonna Forman (JD, PhD University of Chicago) is a professor of Political Theory and Founding Director of the Center on Global Justice at the University of California, San Diego. Her work engages issues at the intersection of ethics, public culture, human rights and the city - including climate justice, border ethics and equitable urbanization. Forman serves on the Global Citizenship Commission (advising UN policy on human rights), and was Vice-Chair of the University of California’s Bending the Curve report on climate change solutions.

Forman is principal in Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, a research-based political and architectural practice in San Diego, investigating issues of informal urbanization, civic infrastructure and public culture, with a special emphasis on Latin American cities. From 2012-13 they served as special advisors on civic and urban initiatives for the City of San Diego and led the development of its Civic Innovation Lab. Together they lead the UCSD Community Stations, a platform for engaged research and teaching on poverty and social equity in the San Diego-Tijuana border region.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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