Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) Pre-Conference

Creating Healthy Environments Through Climate Action

Friday, 8 March 2024

9:00 a.m.-noon (0900-1200)

In partnership with

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments


Climate change is identified by the World Health Organization as one of the most urgent global health challenges of our time. Globally, we are witnessing and experiencing impacts on health, livelihoods, and communities as a result of climate change. Converging crises have underscored the interconnectedness of human and environmental health and emphasized how existing inequities influence outcomes.

Nurses are becoming increasingly interested in learning about climate change and its related health impacts, as well as their role in addressing this issue through their own actions and supporting equitable climate solutions in their professional associations/clinics/hospitals and with policymakers. As a prominent component of the health sector workforce, nurses can play a vital role in promoting the understanding of climate change as a health issue, advancing practice to prevent and protect against health threats, and in advocating for health protective policies.

This pre-conference workshop includes a mixture of information sharing and interactive components to build knowledge, practical skills, and a sense of community among nurses working to address climate and health within nursing practice and beyond. Participants will be provided with actionable steps that they can then implement in their practice settings, communities, and at a policy level. Through participation in this workshop, nurses and nursing students will:

-Learn about the state of the science on climate change, climate impacts on health, and equity considerations across populations 

-Gain confidence in talking about climate change from a nursing perspective

-Identify the scope of climate solutions in the health sector, communities, and nurse practice settings available through exploration of case studies

-Explore actionable opportunities to be a climate champion in your communities and practice settings

-Meet allies and collaborators advocating for climate health 

This course is pending approval by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP17198 for 3 contact hours.

You can register for this pre-conference for US $50 by indicating your interest during the CHWE registration process, or if you prefer to only attend the pre-conference you can register via this pre-conference registration link for US $75.