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May 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Changing Climate and Pediatric Healthcare

Whether it is urban or rural, extreme heat, poor air quality, wildfire, flood, and other extreme weather events, children are certainly one of the most vulnerable populations we serve. These climate hazards make children susceptible to worsening allergies, asthma, and trauma-induced mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, and worse. Experts from Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC, and Goldberg Community Health want to engage you in a discussion about current and future implications of changing climate on pediatric health and the delivery of healthcare.



  • Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP – Chair, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action, Assistant Professor of Medical Education University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Gerri Cannon-Smith, MD MPH, FAAP – 2022 Climate and Health Equity Fellow, AAP Obesity Section Coach, Pediatric/PH Consultant
  • Bethany Carlos, MD, MPH, FAAP – General Pediatrician, Children’s National, 2021 Climate and Health Equity Fellow, Pediatric Faculty George Washington University


Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the impact of climate change on the health of pediatric populations
  2. Discuss current trends of climate change related to heat and air quality
  3. Understand the role of providers in climate change education and awareness
  4. Recognize resources for climate change education and awareness


Register here.  Contact: Shahrukh Haider, Shaider@hrsa.gov

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Venue: Online

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