ANCA: Health risks brought by climate change

Wednesday, March 20, workshop

ANCA: Health risks brought by climate change
Upcoming ANCA workshop to spotlight health risks associated with climate change. (Photo by piyaset from Getty Images)

REDLANDS, Calif. – The local climate action group, Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action (ANCA), announced it will host three public health experts at its monthly workshop focused on the escalating health risks associated with climate change in the Inland Empire.

Why it matters: The event, "Growing Health Risks from Climate Change,” will feature presentations from three local health professionals to highlight what the risks are, what is causing them, and how the community can lessen their impact.

Details: The event will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Redlands Community Center located at 111 W. Lugonia.

The event's featured speakers include:  

Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH, a Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Loma Linda University School of Public Health and a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine. Sabaté directs the Environmental Nutrition research program, which focuses on sustainable diets, explores the interrelationships between food choices' environmental and health impacts, and ultimately seeks to improve food systems' sustainability, health, and equity.

Stacey Davis, the health equity program manager at the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, has worked in the field of public health for over 20 years. Much of Davis' work has focused on communicable disease control and epidemiology.

Brianna Egan, MPH, RDN, is a public health nutritionist and medical student at Loma Linda University. She is also the co-founder of LLU Students for a Sustainable Future and a member of the health system sustainability initiative at LLUH.

What they're saying: "We are thrilled to host this event to bring attention to the urgent issue of climate change and its impact on public health," said Linda Hamilton, executive director of ANCA. "By fostering collaboration and sharing knowledge, we aim to empower our community to take meaningful action towards building a healthier and more resilient future."

Residents, community leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders are encouraged to attend this informative and engaging discussion.

Moving forward: This event is free and open to the public. Please register on the ANCA Redlands page on Eventbrite.

About Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action (ANCA): Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action (ANCA) is a grassroots organization dedicated to building climate-resilient communities by empowering action on climate change at the neighborhood level.

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