January 2021: Clinical Climate Change

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic revealed the unambiguous impact of health disparities on morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 in frontline populations. Patients with chronic health conditions and Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities have disproportionally and dramatically suffered in the ongoing pandemic. The Clinical Climate Change Conference brought together a broad audience of allied health professionals seeking to improve understanding, performance and patient outcomes. It aimed at filling the current gap and provide learners with an opportunity for exposure to up-to-date evidence based information on climate change impacts. Mount Sinai TCEEE researchers and SAB partners discussed the role of community advocacy and ways to build new partnerships between community and health care leaders.