Continuing Medical Education

Healthcare provider

The certificate is approved for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  by the Yale School of Medicine, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The full details as approved can be reviewed below.

Description

Tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century, and this 18-week, intensive online program for public health professionals and other learners is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and proven strategies needed to mitigate the health impacts of climate change in their community and improve health and awareness.

Learning Objectives 

Course 1: Introduction to Climate Change and Health  

Following completion of the course, students will be able to: 

  • At an introductory level, describe how the climate has changed, explain the role of greenhouse gases in climate change, and describe how the climate is predicted to change in the future 
  • Describe how climate change adversely impacts population health, with differing vulnerability across population sub-groups, through direct effects; through ecosystem transformation and degradation; and through the stress it places on political, economic, and social systems 
  • Explain how adaptation and mitigation strategies can reduce adverse health impacts of climate change and can generate substantial non-climate health benefits in a just and equitable manner 

Course 2: Climate Adaptation for Human Health 
Following completion of the course, students will be able to: 
  • Students will be able to define adaptation through detailed examples representing varied spatial and temporal scales 
  • Students will be able to use of vulnerability assessments to identify and prioritize opportunities for adaptation 
  • Students will be able to discuss the iterative stages of planning, implementation, and improvement for successful adaptation action 

Course 3: Communicating Climate Change and Health  

Following completion of the course, students will be able to: 
  • Students will be able to communicate with the public about climate change-related health risks, and on protective actions to reduce these risks, discussing both personal risk reduction behaviors and collective actions to advocate for legislative and regulatory changes 
  • Students will be able to review best practices in health risk communication 
  • Students will be able to examine specific challenges of climate change communication and effective strategies to address them 
Target Audience 

This activity is intended for attending physicians, nurses, physician assistants, fellows, residents, medical students, public health practitioners, and policymakers. 

Accreditation 

The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Yale School of Medicine designates this webcast series for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards of Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Yale CME requires all faculty to disclose any conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias. All faculty have disclosed that they have no relationships which could be considered as a potential conflict of interests.