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WPHA Webinar - Climate and Health: The Role of Public Health Nurses
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When: 12:00 PM
Where: Adobe Connect - Webinar
United States
Contact: WPHA Office

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About the Presenters:

Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BC is the Climate Change Program Coordinator for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Her work focuses on elevating climate and health as a national priority by engaging nursing organizations and individual nurses in climate and health advocacy, education, and practice change. Cara’s clinical background is in critical care nursing and care coordination for high-risk patients in community-based settings. She holds a Master’s in Community/Public Health Nursing through the University of Maryland. In 2017, she was selected as a Johnson & Johnson Global Citizen Young Health Leader for her work with ANHE.

Jessica LeClair, RN, MPHis a Clinical Instructor with the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Edgewood College. She began her career as a community health nurse for the Ho-Chunk Nation and in 2006 began working for Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) where she provided a range of public health services, while also working on population-level equity issues.  In 2011, Ms. LeClair received a Badger Bioneer award from Sustain Dane for her work on Violence Prevention Initiatives, which addressed population-level health inequities through community capacity building and policy/systems change in Madison neighborhoods.  Ms. LeClair co-authored the PHMDC Climate and Health Profile, and is co-chair of the WPHA Climate and Health Section.  Ms. LeClair received a BA from Oberlin College, and a BSN with Honors from the University of Madison – Wisconsin.  She also holds Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.  Her capstone research was on Wisconsin Tribal Health and Climate Change Planning.

Colleen Moran, MPH, MS, the Climate and Health Program Manager at the Wisconsin Department of Health Service, received her dual masters in Public Health and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Colleen has been active in WPHA since 2011: she was on the original WPHA ad hoc workgroup that formed the WPHA Climate and Health Program, has been a co-chair of the HIA/HiAP Network since 2011, and is also a founding member of the WPHA Racial Equity Workgroup. In her current role as Climate and Health Program Manager, she is helping Wisconsin plan for, prepare for, and respond to extreme weather events and the health impacts of a changing climate. Colleen’s work focuses on priority populations in Wisconsin (those most vulnerable to climate impacts) and working at the local level to implement adaptation and intervention strategies with a goal of creating resiliency. Prior to her current role, Colleen worked on creating active community environments and access to healthy foods as a Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellow and promoting the use of alternative transportation.


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