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    Type of settings
    On-line
    Category of capacity building activity
    Seminar/Webinar
    PHIRI Activity
    No
    Activity schedule
    Fixed date(s)
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    Activity local date
    -
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    GEO coverage
    Multinational
    Language
    English
    Available in other languages
    No
    Target audience
    Public Health Professionals;
    Health Professionals;
    Decision-Makers;
    Policy-Makers

    The healthcare workforce plays an important role in environmental health and climate protection for two reasons. Healthcare workers themselves are in need of protection. They are facing environmental hazards that create specific health risks, for instance, through chemicals or biological agents, as the COVID-19 pandemic has most clearly demonstrated. At the same time, the health workforce is an important actor, either as a ‘producer’ of environmental hazards and climate damages (e.g. medical waste), or as a source of innovation and ambassador of climate protection. Healthcare workers can also play an important role in helping patients to behave in a more climate-protective way. This webinar connects health workforce research, health management, and environmental health and climate action. The presentations highlight health policy weaknesses and illuminate opportunities for change, through building organisational/managerial capacity (e.g. for waste and energy management) and through preparing healthcare workers as ambassadors of climate action. 

    Topics
    Health systems » Health resources and activities » Health employment and education » Workforce other;
    Policy
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    Leading organizer
    European Public Health Association
    Partners
    European Health Management Association (EHMA)
    Contact

    EUPHA Office

    Email: office@eupha.org

    Updated on 28 April 2022