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Clinician Climate and Health Training (SF)
These training modules were developed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Climate and Health Program, and are intended for clinicians practicing in the San Francisco Health Network.

Climate change is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. In San Francisco, climate change means more extreme heat days and precipitation events, sea level rise, and air pollution-- and these climate impacts have significant and cascading effects on public health. Although all San Franciscans will be impacted by climate change, not all San Franciscans will suffer these impacts evenly. The unequal distribution of climate health impacts means that populations that already carry a significant health burden are the same populations expected to be most affected. While the breadth of climate change’s causes and effects mandates action from all sectors of society, the healthcare sector in particular will be at the forefront of climate health resilience efforts. Clinicians are often the first-point-of-contact to vulnerable populations, and must be trained identify and treat climate-related health impacts, help patients prepare for future climate-related health impacts, and connect patients to available local, state, and federal climate preparedness resources.

Currently, clinicians have no standard training that prepares them for the large increase in the frequency and severity of climate-related health impacts.

The Clinician Climate and Health Training aims to close this gap in three short 20-minute modules to review at your convenience. The modules include pre- and post-quizzes. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available.

These training modules were developed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Climate and Health Program, and are intended for clinicians practicing in the San Francisco Health Network.

presented by
Jonathan Fuchs, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Co-Director, Andy Choi Mentoring Program
UCSF Center for AIDS Research
Director, Center for Learning and Innovation in Public Health
San Francisco Department of Public Health
San Francisco, California

Matt Wolff
Health Data and Geosystems Analyst
Population Health Division, Climate and Health Program
San Francisco Department of Public Health
San Francisco, California

This UCSF CME educational activity was planned and developed to: uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and, include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

This activity has been reviewed and approved by members of the UCSF CME Governing Board in accordance with UCSF CME accreditation policies. Office of CME staff, content planners, including those listed above, reviewers, and all others in control of content have disclosed they have no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who provide products or services relating to the content of this continuing medical education activity.

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Am Internet connection, up-to-date web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera), Adobe Acrobat Reader*, and Flash or video streaming capability are required to participate in this course.
*Required only to view printable (PDF) materials.

The cost to participate in all three modules is $45.00.
Tip!The first 200 registrants can participate without charge, courtesy of a grant by the Centers for Disease Control, by using the discount code SFDPH19 at checkout.

Certification Dates
This activity is valid from May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2021.

Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellations should be made in writing within 7 days of enrollment. Refunds will only be made in the event that technical difficulties prevent completion of the activity, or if no interaction with the material occurred because of inadvertent or mistaken enrollment, or expiration of the activity before the learner had the opportunity to complete it fully. Fees can be transferred to another activity in the case of mistaken enrollment.

Special Needs or Other Concerns
If you require any special accommodations for a disability which creates a hardship to participating in this activity, or you have questions or concerns about this course, please contact the Office of CME. (Additional contact information is below.)

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The University of California, San Francisco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: This enduring material activity has been approved for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 Credit™. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.

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