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Legal Strategies and Local Solutions to Equitably Mitigate the Health Impacts of Climate Change


March 28, 2024 | 2 – 3:30 p.m. CT

While climate change requires mitigation efforts on a global scale, local mitigation and adaption solutions are equally critical to reduce the negative health outcomes and address the health threats posed by climate change, including extremely poor air quality; food and water insecurity; dangerous weather events and fires; increased disease burdens; and cultural and economic insecurity.

Because these threats vary by community, strategies to improve climate resilience and preparedness are needed at the local level.  Attend this webinar to learn how: climate change can be integrated into a health department’s core mission and work; a standardized climate change and health curriculum for community health workers can advance health equity; and law and policy strategies can be implemented to mitigate the adverse and inequitable health impacts of climate change.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • hear about climate change and health equity strategies and solutions being implemented at three local public health departments
  • learn about the role of community health workers in promoting climate resilience policies and interventions in vulnerable communities
  • understand the legal and policy opportunities for, and barriers to, promoting health equity in the face of climate change


  • Dr. Massoud Agahi, M.D., M.P.H., California State University, Northridge; adjunct faculty, College of Health and Human Development
  • Erika Bartlett, Policy and Legislative Liaison, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
  • Jennie McAdams, M.P.H., RESH, Sustainability Section Supervisor, Franklin County Public Health.
  • Cameron Salehi, Graduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health.
  • Dr. Rachel Roy, Ph.D., Non-Communicable Disease Manager, Harris County Public Health.


  • Betsy Lawton, J.D. Deputy Director, Climate and Health, Network for Public Health Law