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2022 Health Disparities Roundtable | Advancing Health Equity – Public Health Solutions for Climate Change

April 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am


Climate change is impacting human life and it threatens the essential ingredients for good health — clean air, safe drinking water, nutritious food, and safe shelter. Climate change disproportionately affects communities of color and those living in poverty. Solutions are needed today to combat the worsening health inequalities of tomorrow.

The University of Minnesota’s Health Equity Work Group will host a panel of experts for the annual Health Disparities Roundtable. The Institute on the Environment is a sponsor of this year’s roundtable. Join the keynote speakers to better understand the effects of climate change on health inequalities locally, nationally, and globally. Speakers will highlight effective and sustainable policies, practices, and programs to counter health inequities created and worsened by climate change.


  • Niranjali Amerasinghe, Executive Director, ActionAid
  • Melonee Montano, Traditional Ecological Knowledge Outreach Specialist for the Climate Change Program, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Dr. Hyun Kim, Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Dr. Jesse Berman (moderator), Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Register to attend here. 

For disability accommodations contact hewg-sph@umn.edu.


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MN United States