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Learn about climate and health at St. Luke’s lecture series

By: - September 4, 2023 4:15 am
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St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center is the flagship hospital of the St. Luke’s Health System. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

The public is invited to register for four free lectures this fall on climate and health hosted by St. Luke’s Health System and Idaho Clinicians for Climate and Health.

All sessions are on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.  Mountain time. Register online at

Sessions begin next week, with two in September and two in November. People registered can access recordings of sessions, which will also be on St. Luke’s YouTube page.

  • The first lecture, “Saving us with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe,” is Sept. 13. Listeners can hear the atmospheric scientist talk about climate, solutions and allyship. 
  • The second lecture, “Health and Human Services: Office of Climate Change and Health Equity,” is Sept. 20. The presenter is Joe McCannon, senior advisor on climate health and equity in the office of the director at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • The third lecture, “Hope, Health, and the Climate Crisis” is Nov. 1. The lecture will feature Dr. Howard Frumkin, who is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist and epidemiologist. 
  • The fourth lecture, “The Health Benefits of Climate Action,” is Nov. 15. The presenter is Dr. Gaurab Basu, director of Education and Policy at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment. 

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