PITTSBURGH: Chatham University School of Health Sciences has joined the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE), an international forum for health professions schools and programs committed to sharing best scientific and educational practices and designing model curricula on the health impacts of climate change. The goal of the GCCHE is to prepare a future cadre of highly trained health professionals who will be able to prepare and protect society from these harmful effects of climate disruption. Chatham University joins over 145 schools and programs around the world that have signed on so far.
“As healthcare professionals, the faculty within the School of Health Sciences are acutely aware of the impact of climate change on human health and are excited to be a part of this Global Consortium that will help to provide the resources and tools to educate our students,” says Dr. Pat Downey, the Dean of the School of Health Sciences.
About the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education
Launched in February 2017 with start-up support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) is an international forum for health professions schools committed to developing and instituting climate change and health curricula, in order to ensure a future cadre of highly trained health professionals who will be able to prepare and protect society from the harmful effects of climate disruption. The GCCHE serves as a living knowledge bank for its members to share training materials, news, climate and health events, partnerships, and opportunities.