The Tribal Climate Health Project (TCHP), led by the Pala Band of Mission Indians, has completed its second live, webinar-based training series on the topic of Tribal Climate and Health Adaptation. The BIA-funded training provided steps, tools, templates, case studies, and other resources to streamline the adaptation planning process and make it easier for tribal health and environmental professionals to understand and address human health exposures and impacts within tribal communities. Trainees participated in interactive lessons, group discussions, and suggested actions steps and readings based on the latest data and literature on the exposures and impacts of climate change that may impact the health of tribal community members. Trainees also learned how to access health and other vulnerabilities and plan for and implement appropriate adaptation strategies to address their unique exposures and impacts.
This training was conducted online on a monthly basis from January through August 2020. It also included regional cohort discussions for four regions in the United States to exchange knowledge on region-specific best practices and resources and to facilitate relationship building between tribes and tribal serving organizations.
“It exceeded my expectations,” one trainee remarked in a post-training survey. “The expanse of knowledge, resources, and collaboration was well presented.”
Over 150 people registered for this training series, bringing total program reach to nearly 1,000 trainees since TCHP trainings began in late 2018. The Tribal Climate Health Project extends its thank you to all of its participants, partners and funders for helping us continue to grow our ongoing learning community.
Trainings were recorded and are available to view online at your own pace by visiting: http://ped.palatribe.com/webinars/tcha-webinar-ii/#1580345790827-371640d7-957f (scroll to the bottom of the page).
For your convenience, you can view the introduction webinar below.