About the Event

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the health care sector was at the epicenter of collective trauma. In addition to taking care of people infected by the virus, health care professionals served as messengers and provided the credible information that Americans needed to protect themselves. Health leaders also shaped policy to reduce the impact of the spreading virus on public health.

The world is in the midst of an even larger crisis: climate change. In this crisis, health care professionals are again at the center of community response and resilience. It is time to reconsider the roles and responsibilities of health care providers; it is time for a new Hippocratic Oath. We must ask—what does it mean to “do no harm” in a world threatened by climate change?

In this webinar, co-hosted by the Center for the Environment and Health at Massachusetts General Hospital and the MGH Institute of Health Professions Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health, Gary Cohen, president of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, explored the role of health care in climate change and racial equity.

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