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Engaging Youth in Climate and Health Solutions: Using APHA's Climate and Health Youth Education Toolkit

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  • Benjamin Fulgencio-Turner, MPP

    Ben Fulgencio-Turner is the Director of the Climate for Health program, a national initiative of ecoAmerica to build climate leadership and action in the health sector, advancing solutions that protect personal and community health. Ben started his career as a community organizer in New Orleans, supporting neighborhood leaders and building power in communities recovering from Hurricane Katrina. He studied and worked within systems of safety-net health care for over fourteen years, developing cross-sector partnerships to address root causes of health inequities, and working closely with providers serving Medicaid and uninsured populations. Ben received a BA from Tulane University and a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University focusing on systems of healthcare finance and delivery.

  • Damilola Oluwemimo, MPH

    Damilola Oluwemimo is an MPH candidate at Western Illinois University, USA. She is passionate about climate and health communication, planetary health equity, and policy advancement. She has experience in conducting various climate and health initiatives in Africa and North America, and Australia. Damilola is a fellow at the American Journal of Public Health Student Think Tank Program and also the Executive Director of the Oath for Sustainability Network

  • MODERATOR: Leyla McCurdy, MPhil

    Leyla McCurdy, MPhil is the founder and chair of the Children’s Environmental Health Committee of the APHA’s Environment Section. She has over twenty years of experience in environmental health. Currently she is an environmental health consultant, board member of Children’s Environmental Health Network, and chairs ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health Executive Committee. She serves on several committees, including the American Public Health Association’s Center for Climate, Health, and Equity Advisory Board and the National Council for Environmental Health and Equity.

  • Michelle Loosli

    Michelle Loosli is the Senior Manager for Climate Education at APHA’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity. Michelle is a certified project management professional who has worked with several government agencies including DOL, HUD, USAID and HHS. She previously directed the Office of Minority Health (OMH) Resource Center for HHS. As the director, she implemented a program to increase research awards to minority serving institutions, led the expansion of OMH’s social media presence and modified OMH’s website to increase its usability to consumers. Michelle has a passion for identifying unique and interesting education methods, be it health and hygiene lessons with grade school children to prevent Ascaris or construction skill training with teen dropouts to support obtaining their GED. Michelle holds a master's degree in Malnutrition and Hunger Policy from Tufts University and a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Spanish from Brigham Young University. Michelle spends her free time traveling and has been to more than 50 countries.

  • Tiffany Canate, MPH

    Tiffany has been passionate about the environment and promoting health since elementary school and has participated in many capacities over the years to advance them. Most recently, she has been leading the Children’s Environmental Health Committee’s Climate Change and Youth Education workgroup dedicated to promoting the Climate and Health Lesson Plan for High School Students. When she's not working, she enjoys hiking and is a self-taught artist.

October 26, 2023
Thu 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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