Climate Change Program Coordinator, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BC, focuses on elevating climate and health as a national priority by engaging nursing organizations and individual nurses in climate and health advocacy and education. Prior to joining Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Cook was a local care coordinator with Healthways-Sharecare Inc., coordinating care for high-risk patients in partnership with their primary care physicians as part of CareFirst’s patient-centered medical home program. She has experience in critical care nursing working in both medical and trauma intensive care.
Problem. Health impacts of climate change are well-documented. The health care industry simultaneously contributes to fossil fuel use and is a haven for humans whose health has been harmed by climate change. Furthermore, three key international and national climate reports from 2018 highlighted adverse health impacts of climate change that reached beyond earlier estimates, emphasizing […]