Policy Approaches to Mitigate Health Risks due to Climate Change Influenced Extreme Weather

Concurrent Sessions 5: 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Climate change is a major public health challenge because of its multi-dimensional influence on physical, biological, and ecological systems. Climate change has been correlated to increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather. This session will explore the connections between extreme weather and health. Session presenters will describe strategies to engage public health and emergency management entities along with opportunities to leverage existing U.S. laws through revised policies to mitigate the health consequences of climate change.


  • Rachel Lookadoo, Instructor, University of Nebraska Medical Center


  • Betsy Lawton, Senior Attorney, Network for Public Health Law – Northern Region Office
  • David Harvey, Bloomberg American Health Initiative Fellow, Johns Hopkins University