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Climate Risk: What it Means for Oregon’s Health Care Sectors

Hosted by the Oregon Environmental Council

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Time: 8 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: World Trade Center, Conference Center
121 SW Salmon St. #2
Portland, OR 97204

To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-risk-what-it-means-for-oregons-health-care-sectors-tickets-13768153919

Registration is open until November 21, but space is limited, so buy your tickets now!

This forum for professionals in all reaches of health care will cover a question essential to the future of the industry: How can we understand, reduce and mitigate the risks that a changing climate poses to health and health care delivery in Oregon?

Jon Utech, Environmental Sustainability Director at Cleveland Clinic

Lillian Shirley, Oregon Public Health Division Director

  • Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report, 2014


  • Industry leaders from Oregon’s public and private health care sectors will discuss forward-thinking strategies to address climate change impacts.

The recently released National Climate Assessment details how unmitigated climate change will create increasing burdens on the health care sector. Exacerbated chronic health conditions, extreme weather disasters and new disease will increase service demand, even as providers face supply chain interruptions, infrastructure challenges and demands to contain costs.

National experts and local leaders will convene to discuss:

  • Impact: What changes can we anticipate in patient health, community status and industry infrastructure?
  • Preparedness: How prepared is the industry to adapts to change, and what investments are necessary to mitigate impacts?
  • Leadership: How can health care leaders ensure that elected officials and decision-makers account for the health care industry in crafting climate change policy?
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