Climate change is the greatest public health threat of the century, impacting health in a myriad of ways. The climate crisis is also worsening another critical public health crisis, that of inequity. This presentation will discuss the intersection of climate change, human health, and inequity, and discuss solutions to both issues through expanded access and preservation of nature.
Danielle Buttke, DVM, PhD, MPH, DACVPM, leads the One Health Program for the National Park Service, a joint position between the Office of Public Health and Wildlife Health Branch that recognizes the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. She serves as the public health subject matter expert for the Department of Interior’s Climate Change activities, and much of her current work addresses understanding climate change impacts on human health and the role of public lands in addressing equity and climate impacts on health.