Announcing a FREE online SELF-STUDY activity for all nurses and student nurses!
Recording of the live webinar offered on
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
An expert panel of Environmental Health Nurses, Nursing Faculty, and Public Health experts discuss how climate impacts the health of communities in rural and urban Wisconsin and mitigating actions that nurses and practitioners can take right now.
Registration is FREE - but you must register in order to receive the links to the 90-minute video and audio-only recordings.
1.5 contact hours of CE credit is available to all participants (not just nurses!) who review the 90-minute video or audio recording and complete the online evaluation by October 1, 2024.
- Link to REGISTRATION FORM - you will receive a 'registration confirmation email' within minutes of submitting which will contain links to the recordings and the online evaluation form.
- The registration and evaluation forms will be available through October 1, 2024
Activity Information and Disclosures:
- None of the planners or presenters for this activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.
- This educational activity is jointly provided by the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Healthy Climate Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Nurses Association. WNA is the provider of nursing continuing professional development contact hours.
- Wisconsin Nurses Association is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ACCESSING SELF-STUDY and CE: Contact Bri Dunbar at WNA email@example.com
Resource List- everything below in a Word.docx
Resource List - everything below in PDF format
- Medical Alert! Climate Change is Harming our Health in Wisconsin
- FIGHTING FOR AIR | A JOURNAL SENTINEL SPECIAL REPORT Asthma afflicts 6 million children, many of whom grow up in poor neighborhoods. Most frustrating: It can be controlled. Shelbourne, T. (2022). Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Respiratory Function and Racial Health Disparities With Residential Proximity to Coal Power Plants in Wisconsin. Hii M, Beyer K, Namin S, Malecki K, & Rublee C. (2022). WMJ, 121(2):94-98,105.
- Extreme Heat | Climate Wisconsin
- DNR Shares Results From Summer 2022 Milwaukee Heat Mapping Campaign
- Extreme Heat | ReadyWisconsin
- Heat islands, extreme heat impacts, Ice Age Trail, Milwaukee County trail system. (2023). com
- Milwaukee Flood-Health Vulnerability Assessment, Groundwork Milwaukee
- American Nurses Association (ANA) Release New Position on Climate Change (2023)
- Planetary Health and Nursing: A Call to Action. Glauberman G, Bray M, & Freeman K. (2023). Hawai’i Journal of Health and Social Welfare
- The Role of Nurses as Allies Against Racism and Discrimination: An Analysis of Key Resistance Movements of Our Time. Weitzel J, Luebke J, Wesp L, Graf MDC, Ruiz A, Dressel A, & Mkandawire-Valhmu L. (2020). Advances in Nursing Science
- Critical Environmental Justice Nursing for Planetary Health: A Guiding Framework
- LeClair J, Luebke J, & Oakley LD. (2021). Advances in Nursing Science
Resources to Help Build Course Content, Write Outcomes, and Curriculum:
- Planetary Health and Nursing: A Call to Action. Glauberman, G., Bray, M., & Freeman, K. (2023). Hawai'i Journal of Health & Social Welfare, 82(5), 120.
- Thriving Earth Exchange: supports community science by helping communities find resources, project managers, and experts to address their pressing concerns. Together they work to help communities be more empowered, resilient, and responsive. This could serve as a template for a project-based course.
- Planetary Health Report Card: use this tool to assess your nursing curriculum and institutional support
- STARS: Excellent resource to help guide campuses and universities' mission to become carbon neutral. It is an excellent resource to start with, and another opportunity to use as a template for a project-based course.
- Planetary Health Alliance Education Materials
Advocacy and Action:
- Climate Action Venn Diagrams How you can help with climate solutions. Johnson, A.E.
- WNA Nurses Day at the Capitol 2024
- Plugged In: How the Inflation Reduction Act is changing America. WAMU, NPR. (2023)
- All We Can Save
- MyVote Wisconsin - find your elected officials
Reducing Emissions and Waste Within Healthcare:
- Climate-Smart Healthcare - Healthy Climate Wisconsin (HCW) Find out more about climate-smart healthcare in Wisconsin
- Practice Greenhealth is the leading membership and networking organization for sustainable health care, delivering environmental solutions to hospitals and health systems across the United States.
- Healthcare Without Harm
- How UW Health is reimagining hospital food with a focus on diversity and sustainability Estrada R. (2023)
Groups and Organizations:
- Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) - ANHE Nurse Fellowship Program
- American College of Lifestyle Medicine Members are health professionals who treat, reverse, and prevent chronic disease through lifestyle change. They have 6 pillars, one being nutrition.
- Healthy Climate Wisconsin Be a part of health teams across the Wisconsin taking action
- Nursing for Planetary Health is a collaborative of nurse educators and advocates who are working to support nurses and midwives in their research, education, advocacy and practice for Planetary Health locally, regionally, nationally and globally
- Native Justice Coalition is a platform for healing, social, and racial justice for all Native American people with a goal to provide a safe and nurturing platform for Native people based in an anti-oppression framework.
Other Articles Referenced:
- Get Climate Smart CE series - Climate Change and Health - Library at Advocate Health - Midwest (aah.org)
- How Climate Change Affects Your Health (apha.org)
- Historical redlining is associated with present-day air pollution disparities in U.S. cities. Lane H. M, Morello-Frosch R, Marshall J D, & Apte JS. (2022). Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 9(4), 345–350.
- Air Pollution Covid and stroke statistics. Leading cardiovascular organizations call for urgent action to reduce air pollution. World Heart Federation. (2021). American Heart Association.
- Eliminating fossil fuel air pollution would save about 50,000 lives, study finds. National Public Radio. Hersher R. (2022).
- Nourish People and Planet - Food is Medicine: Rockefeller Foundation. Integrating healthy food into the health care system to help more Americans thrive.
- Topic Collection: Hazard Vulnerability/Risk Assessment. U.S Dept. of Health and Human Resources. Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE).
- Extreme absence: Missed School Days due to Climate Change Climate Action Campaign.
Pamela L. Guthman, DNP, RN, APHN-PHN (Panel Moderator)
Assistant Public/Community/Population Health Nursing Professor (Ret), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire CONHS; School Nurse, Lake Holcombe School District; Owner/Director, Guthman Consulting, LLC
Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Luebke will address the relationship between planetary health, climate justice, and land-based healing, particularly as they relate to the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples.
Lillian Jensen, MN, RN, CNL, NPD-BC
Member, Healthy Climate Wisconsin; Speaker, ANHE
Lillian will address how climate change impacts the health of residents of Milwaukee county and surrounding areas. Specifically, Lillian will address the health impacts of extreme heat and extreme weather events such as flooding and poor air quality.
Alex Dudek, BSN, RN
Graduate Student Assistant, UW-Madison; ANHE Fellow
Alex will address climate change and health from the perspective of an inpatient critical care nurse. They are currently pursuing their Masters in Public Health with an interest in how climate change and other environmental issues unjustly impact the health of patients and communities.
Cameron Kiersch, DNP, RN
Associate Professor, Viterbo University
Dr. Kiersch utilizes a systems-thinking approach to prepare future nurses to lead interprofessional teams in the pursuit of solving complex problems like climate change and health inequity. He will address climate integration into nursing curriculum.
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) is the only national nursing organization focused solely on the intersection of health and the environment. ANHE's mission is promoting healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy.
We have divided our activities into 4 main Forums: Education; Practice; Research; and Policy/Advocacy and two Committees: Climate Change and Food & Agriculture. Each of the Forums and Committees meet once a month or bi-monthly via a free conference call or webinar to partake in educational presentations, share progress, and strategize about collective efforts.
Nurses and nursing students of all levels of expertise and experience are welcome to join. Your interest is the only prerequisite for participation! Sign up for updates and opportunities. There is no cost to "join" ANHE. When you sign up for our email list we consider you a member and you have access to all of our updates, website content, webinars, and forums and committees. Sign up today - we'd love to have you join us!
QUESTIONS? Contact Sarah Bucic, Policy Consultant at ANHE firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Climate Wisconsin (HCW) is a cost-free, member-driven organization led by nurses, doctors, healthcare workers, and public health leaders across Wisconsin, from Racine to Superior. We know the far-reaching impacts of air pollution, water contamination, and the climate crisis on the health of our communities and patients can seem overwhelming when we tackle them alone, so we united behind a shared vision for a brighter future. A future where every Wisconsinite, no matter their race, income, gender, or ability, has an environment that can sustain a long, happy, healthy life.
HCW is continuously evolving as new health members join and share their ideas, but we currently have four teams that meet virtually online each month: 1) Climate-Smart Healthcare- which aims to reduce waste and emissions from our clinics and health systems; 2) Policy and Advocacy- which advocates for climate and health equity solutions on the local state, and federal levels; 3) Anti-racism- that embeds environmental justice into all our activities; and 4) The Milwaukee Team - our first geographically based team that networks with on-the-ground partners to move forward walking, biking, and public transit projects as well as clean, electrified buildings. Additional HCW initiatives open to anyone interested include the Climate and Health Communications Collaborative in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services; our Speaker Bureau which gives talks to health students, departments, and local groups; our Media Bureau which receives press training and is connected to TV or print interview opportunities; our independent air monitoring team; and our education committee.
Together, we are using our trusted voices as health workers to improve physical, mental, and social well-being. Join us by becoming a member or sign up to receive our newsletter full of climate health resources, action alerts specific to Wisconsin, and inspiring stories. Visit https://www.healthyclimatewi.org/join!
QUESTIONS? Contact Abby Novinska-Lois, Executive Director of Healthy Climate Wisconsin email@example.com
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