We have been developing Tribal Climate Health Project (TCHP) training materials for over 2 years with the help of a national network of expert advisers. This work has entailed compiling the best information and resources in the nation to provide unique capacity-building trainings, frameworks, tools and templates to help tribes build health resilience in preparation for the impacts of climate change. We are now off and running sharing these materials with tribal-serving professionals all over the country.
The first 150 trainees include tribal members, tribal staff, epidemiologists, climate adaptation professionals, and public and community health workers. We have presented at the EPA Region 9 Annual Conference in San Francisco, the National Adaptation Forum in Madison, WI, the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists Climate Working Group Annual Meeting, and the National Tribal Public Health Summit. These trainings ranged from brief presentations to 2.5 hour workshops. You can find all the slides posted here, as well as training companion materials such as our beta Exposures Impacts and Strategies Inventory (EISI) tool, and survey and report templates. These conferences have also been a great opportunity for TCHP leads to connect with more partners and gather more information that can help us better serve the needs of tribes.
These early presentations at conferences are helping us refine our materials for upcoming in-depth trainings, including a 2-day Tribal Climate Change and Adaptation Workshop on June 5-6 at the Pala Resort in Northern San Diego County, California. This workshop is free and there are still spots available.
As we look to the future, we know that the urgency to help indigenous and frontline communities prepare for the health impacts of climate change is only getting more urgent. We are looking for opportunities to continue to utilize and improve these materials. If you’d like a training, speaker or presentation or are aware of applicable funding or partnership opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.