Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Code Blue for Patient Earth: Responding to the urgent threat of climate change to One Health

April 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:15 pm

$10 – $50

Fresh Energy and Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate are proud to jointly host the Code Blue for Patient Earth conference, together with the Science Museum of Minnesota. This unique conference will educate and inspire health professionals, health students, and others to learn about the impacts of climate change to human health, our environment, and animals—the “patients” who inhabit our world—and give participants the tools to take action.


According to the Centers for Disease Control, “One Health recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment.” Numerous leading global health agencies have declared climate change to be the number one health threat to humans. Health providers have the opportunity and obligation to care for their patients and for the environments in which their patients live in order to support healthy communities. This conference will both educate health providers on the basics of the health impacts of climate change, as well as prepare and motivate them to lead on solutions.


This conference will:

  • Provide an understanding of critical ways that climate change impacts health.
  • Define the One Health model and discuss its integration into the practice of health care.
  • Synthesize literature from key climate and health resources to determine best strategies for mitigation and adaptation related to climate change and health.
  • Help participants develop action plans to address climate-related health impacts in health care practice, education, public policy, and/or research.
  • Cover the roles that health professionals can play in educating their peers, the public, and policy makers about addressing these health impacts.

Cost: $10 for students; $50 general admission. Register Now.



Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation
Fresh Energy
Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
Health Students for a Healthy Climate
Minnesota Department of Health
Science Museum of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Academic Health Center
University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment


Conference Agenda


One Health Fishbowl Moderated by Teddie Potter, PHD, RN, FAAN, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Climate Change Education Student Panel Moderated by Shanda Demorest, DNP, RN-BC, PHN, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

The Employment, Economic, and Environmental Opportunities Hidden Within Buildings—Including Health Care Facilities Patrick Hamilton, Director of Global Change Initiatives, Science Museum of Minnesota

Lunch Vegetarian lunch, with keynote presentation by polar explorer David Thoreson

Code Blue: Emergency Responders Simulation Shanda Demorest, DNP, RN-BC, PHN – University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Policy Maker Panel

Climate Action at the Scale of the Problem J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy

3:15 to 4:00 PM Optional tour of the energy efficiency initiatives at the Science Museum of Minnesota


April 20, 2018
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
$10 – $50


Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
St Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map