Climate change is an urgent public health problem that impacts individual, community, and population health. At-risk populations will be the focus of this presentation. Factors that contribute to health disparities and have greater impacts on people who are vulnerable to climate change impacts will also be discussed. These factors include poverty, racial discrimination, inadequate healthcare access, inadequate education, unhealthy living situations, unsafe working conditions, and more.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Patrice Nicholas, DNSc, DHL (Hon), MPH, MS, RN, NP-C, FAAN
Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN

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This online program is free and open to Mass General staff, patients and the general public. No registration needed.

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The Climate Change and Health Series is a collaboration among the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center, the Mass General Center for the Environment and Health, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health.

For questions about any of the programs, email the Blum Center at or call 617-724-7352.