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Resourcing Midwest Health Sector Work on Climate Change and Health Equity
October 6, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders, Grantmakers in Health, Climate and Energy Funders Group, Health and Environmental Funders Network, The Funders Network, and Midwest Organizing Infrastructure Funders invite interested nonprofit, health, academic, philanthropic, and government partners to join two webinars focused on the midwest.
This second meeting will explore the current landscape of federal funding for Midwestern health-focused work on climate impacts and solutions. The meeting will be moderated by Phyllis Meadows, PhD, Senior Fellow, Health, Kresge Foundation.
The program will open with presentations by Aparna Bole, MD, FAAP from the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); and by Commander Kimberly Davids, PharmD, MPH, CPH, Senior Public Health Advisor for HHS Region 7. A panel of Midwest health sector stakeholders will offer reflections.
Presenters and participants will be invited to:
- Highlight key funding opportunities, guidance, or technical assistance for federally qualified health clinics, public health depts, hospital systems, health professionals, and others working at the intersections of climate, health, and equity; and
- Suggest concrete actions that public funders, philanthropy, or regional leaders can do to expand frontline and disadvantaged communities’ access to resources for climate and health equity work.