Climate Change and EM 03: Vulnerable Populations and Environmental Justice

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Course Credit: 8 hours

While we are all being affected by climate change, the effects of climate change disproportionately impact specific groups. Populations that have contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions are the ones who suffer the most from the effects of climate change. This is true across zip codes, cities, states, nations, and the world. This module will focus on the most vulnerable populations affected by climate change and provide various examples of how environmental justice needs to be central to our approach to policies and interventions that advance global health equity.

Curriculum: Module 3 of 10

TopicReading Material
How are climate change and environmental justice an issue? 
Climate change and low-wealth communities in the U.S.
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
Older Adults
Disasters Discriminate, A Global Trend

Climate Change and EM Team

  • Lead Author: Caitlin Rublee, MD, MPH
  • Secondary Authors: Catharina Giudice, MD; Katelyn Moretti, MD, MS; Kyle Martin, DO, MA, MPH; Andrew Musits, MD, MS
  • Contributors: Joseph Leanza, MD; Christine Baek; Nikhil Ranadive, MD, MS
  • ALiEMU Graphic Designer: Christopher Nash, MD
  • ALiEMU Peer Reviewer: Michelle Lin, MD
  • Sponsor: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Curriculum design consultant: Simiao Li-Sauerwine, MD, MSCR with the ALiEM Education Research Lab and Incubator (ERLI)

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