Climate Change and EM 10: Climate Change Advocacy

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Course Credit: 6 hours

At this point in the curriculum your mind may be firing with ideas of how to bring institutional, social, and political change in the arena of climate change. Central to advocacy is our ability to communicate and engage with interested parties. In this section, we will focus on climate communication, our role as climate advocates, and explore ongoing organizations focused on climate advocacy.

Curriculum: Module 10 of 10

TopicReading Material
Introduction to health advocacy
Effectively talking about climate change
Challenges of communicating science to the public 
  • This is an in an era of “infodemics… an overabundance of information that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it.”
Greatest health opportunity of our time
Tools of help with effective science and climate communication
Opinion pieces are a powerful way to reach your audience
Climate data: exploring visual ways to communicate science
Climate and health advocacy organizations

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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