Climate Change and Community Health in Rural Alaska
This session provides an overview of climate change in rural Alaska, the impacts on the environment and observed health effects. The presentation includes specific community examples, and also explores some examples of adaptations that are being applied in Alaska through the tribal health system. Effects of climate change on health in general will also be addressed.
Michael Brubaker, Director of Community Environment and Health, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Mike has been working in the Alaska Tribal Health System for over twenty years. His areas of focus include health impact assessments, climate change, environmental health and achieving safe, healthy sustainable communities. He earned a BS in Biology from St. Lawrence University and a MS in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco. He spent ten years as Community Services Director at the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, a regional tribal non-profit health consortium serving the Unangan population in Southwestern Alaska. He has spent the past ten years working for ANTHC. There he had directed the Center for Climate and Health and co-founded the Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network. He is managing editor of the weekly e-journal, The Northern Climate Observer, and co-hosts the Alaska One Health Group. He lives in Anchorage with his wife and four children.
Mar 20, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM PT
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