Climate Change and EM 09: Climate Change Policy

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Course Credit: 6 hours

The term “policy” refers to a set of principles that drive actions, whether at an individual, institutional, or governmental level. Throughout history, local and national policies have played substantial roles in improving public health, from tobacco control to occupational safety laws or seatbelts. Health professional engagement as educators and stakeholders to guide evidence-informed policy is a critical step. In this module, we will review basic elements of the policy process and ongoing climate policies.

Curriculum: Module 9 of 10

TopicReading Material
Core reading
National (United States)

Optional Reading

Impact of historical housing policies (redlining)Climate: The effects of historical housing policies on resident exposure to intra-urban heat: A study of 108 US urban areas

Environmental Health Perspectives: Redlines and greenspace: The relationship between historical redlining and 2010 greenspace across the United States

Environmental Science & Technology Letters: Historical redlining is associated with present-day air pollution disparities in U.S. cities

Redfin News: A racist past, a flooded future: Formerly redlined areas have $107 billion worth of homes facing high flood risk—25% more than non-redlined areas

Nature: Historic redlining and the siting of oil and gas wells in the United States

Journal of American College of Cardiology: Historical neighborhood redlining and contemporary cardiometabolic risk
Refresher on the U.S. health system and how it compares with other countriesCommonwealth Fund: International health care system profiles | United States
How does health spending in the U.S. compare with other countries? What does that mean for outcomes?Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Health spending

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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