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Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Regional Cohort Training Series

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.

The training will provide steps, tools, templates, case studies, and other resources that seek 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. This training will summarize the latest data and literature on the exposures and impacts of climate change that may impact the health of tribal community members. It will also describe how to identify and select appropriate strategies to address these exposures and impacts.

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Audience

Native American and First Nations tribal health, environmental health, environmental, and/or other tribal professionals who may be involved in climate change preparedness and adaptation planning for tribal communities, or who work for organizations that serve tribal communities.

Objectives

As a result of the training, trainees are expected to:

  • Gain a basic understanding of climate change science and projected impacts
  • Be able to clearly communicate the linkages between human health and climate change to tribal leaders and other community members
  • Have working knowledge of climate change health impacts and the strategies being used to address them
  • Possess knowledge and skills needed to develop a climate change vulnerability assessment in tribal communities with a specific focus on health
  • Possess knowledge and skills needed to develop a climate change adaptation plan in tribal communities with a specific focus on health
  • Possess knowledge and skills needed to implement a climate change adaptation plan in tribal communities with a specific focus on health
  • Understand where to go for additional relevant information, tools and resources

TC&HA Cohort Webinar 1 – Intro

January 21, 2020

TC&HA Cohort Webinar 2 - Temperature Extremes & Wildfire

February 18, 2020

*Due to technical difficulties, the video is only a partial recording. National Training Series’ Webinar 3 – Temperature Extremes covers similar material.

TC&HA Cohort Series 3 – Drought, Storms, & Flooding; Melting Ice & Sea Level Rise

March 17, 2020

TC&HA Cohort Webinar 4 Vulnerability Assessments Part 1 + Psychosocial Resilience

April 21, 2020

TC&HA SoCal Cohort Session

April 21, 2020

TC&HA Northwest Cohort Session

April 20, 2020

TC&HA Midwest Cohort Session

April 28, 2020

TC&HA Southern Great Plains Cohort Session

May 7, 2020

Due to technical difficulties, the recording of this webinar is unavailable. Please refer to the Presentation Slides for this topic

TC&HA Cohort Webinar 5 – Vulnerability Assessments Part 2

May 19, 2020

TC&HA Cohort Webinar 6 – Adaptation Plans Part 1

June 16, 2020

TC&HA Cohort Webinar 7 – Adaptation Plans Part 2

July 21, 2020

TC&HA Cohort Webinar 8 – Implementing/Evaluation; Closing

August 18, 2020

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