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Why Attend?

Workers building living wall on side of polluted highway

Climate change is arguably the greatest public health threat we face. To address it successfully, public health professionals and those in related fields need to acquire new skills and a deeper understanding of challenges and solutions.

The Yale School of Public Health has created a program for those who wish to understand the impact of climate change on health and are committed to protecting the health of populations using the knowledge and skills they will acquire.

Through expert content provided at your convenience and real-time, online interaction with faculty and peers in the program, participants will develop the knowledge and skills to create changes in their communities that will lower the health-related burden of climate change.

You will:

  1. Enjoy a learning experience that blends the convenience of online learning with frequent engagement with expert faculty from the Yale School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, and University of Alaska at Fairbanks
  2. Emerge with a firm grasp of the ways that climate change affects the health of communities.
  3. Develop familiarity with a range of climate change adaptation strategies and gain a methodology to identify which strategies will work for your community and the tools needed to apply them.
  4. Select appropriate communication strategies for the public and policymakers to motivate positive changes in behavior related to climate change and health.
  5. Contribute to peer-to-peer learning while working with supportive faculty to form a network of like-minded peers to facilitate continued learning as you apply the tools and strategies from the certificate to organizations and communities.

This certificate program is designed for action-oriented professionals, including:

  • Federal, state, and local public health workers
  • Clinicians and other health professionals (physicians, nurses, physician assistants, community health workers, etc.)
  • Health educators
  • Mental health professionals
  • Policymakers
  • Environmental Professionals
  • Government officials
  • Advocates
  • Professions whose constituents may be impacted by climate change