Climate Change Program Coordinator, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environment
Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BC is the Climate Change Program Coordinator for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Her work focuses on elevating climate and health as a national priority by engaging nursing organizations and individual nurses in climate and health advocacy, education, and practice change. Cara’s clinical background is in critical care nursing and care coordination for high-risk patients in community-based settings. She holds a Master’s in Community/Public Health Nursing through the University of Maryland. In 2017, she was selected as a Johnson & Johnson Global Citizen Young Health Leader for her work with ANHE.
As trusted messengers, physicians and nurses have an opportunity to influence public opinion about climate change, as well as climate policy at the local, state, and federal levels. This interactive workshop will provide clinicians with the skills and resources needed to influence policy makers, communicate effectively, and engage the media. Participants will learn from the […]
Nurses, as front-line caregivers to patients, families and communities, are seeing increasing harms to human health as a result of warming temperatures, worsening storms and more virulent wildfires resulting from a changing climate. At the same time, the healthcare industry is responsible for 10% of U.S. greenhouse gases, which is further exacerbating this issue. Nursing, […]
Nursing Summit on Environmental Health: “Preparing Nurses for Critical Environmental Health Issues” From pollution caused by hospitals, to chemicals in our food and products to preparing for disasters, environmental issues challenge the health of nurses, and the patients and communities we care for. Over 3 million nurses practice in the US. However, not all […]