Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx will attend a White House roundtable, “Educating Tomorrow’s Health Leaders on the Impacts of Climate Change,” held as part of the Administration’s National Public Health Week activities.
On April 9th, Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of the New York University College of Nursing will attend a White House roundtable, “Educating Tomorrow’s Health Leaders on the Impacts of Climate Change,” held as part of the Administration’s National Public Health Week activities. Hosted by White House Senior Advisor Brian Deese, the roundtable discussion will center on how educators are combating the health impacts of climate change and protecting the health of future generations.
“Global climate change is directly effecting health of individuals, families, and communities,” said Dean Sullivan-Marx. "In 2012, our faculty and students immediately felt the impact of Superstorm Sandy; they were on the front-lines of the response to the disaster, serving the public health needs of the NYC community.
Dean Sullivan-Marx is part of a coalition of Deans from 30 medical, nursing, and public health schools around the country who are committing to ensuring that the next generation of health professionals are trained to effectively address the health impacts of climate change. The commitment builds on the leadership of many educators around the country who have already begun incorporating climate change into their respective programs
“As nurses, we are public health professionals, and we must accept the responsibility to prepare our students for the health effects of global climate change,” said Dean Sullivan-Marx.“ This includes educating and training them in the areas of emergency preparedness and response, infectious disease management, respiratory illness awareness, and the management of wide-scale community disruptions."
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