The Tribal Climate Health Project hosted a live, national webinar series on Tribal Climate and Health Adaptation from August – December 2019. These webinars were recorded in full and provided below so others may benefit from the training at their own self-paced schedule.
Some of the most tragic impacts of climate change are projected to come in the form of illness, injury, and death, which will disproportionately impact the most vulnerable members of a community. A comprehensive tribal climate change adaptation plan can help a Native American tribal community better understand, prepare for, and protect against such impacts. However, many adaptation plans place greater emphasis on environmental, infrastructural, or other issues and do not adequately analyze human health concerns. This may be because there can be an overwhelming amount of potential human health impacts and limited resources to obtain, understand, or analyze this information.
This 10-part training provides steps, tools, templates, case studies, and other resources that seek to streamline the adaptation planning process and make it easier for tribal-serving health and environmental professionals to understand and address human health exposures and impacts within tribal communities. This training summarizes the latest data and literature on the exposures and impacts of climate change that may impact the health of tribal community members. It also describes how to identify and select appropriate strategies to address these exposures and impacts.
The 10 webinars are shared below, along with a link to download the corresponding slides. To access tools and templates detailed throughout the training, please visit the Training Materials page.