How Climate Change Increases Need for Health Promotion Practitioners

by Brina Jablonski

Rebecca Patrick, Teresa Capetola, Mardie Townsend, and Sonia Nuttman define the threats that the world is facing as whole due to climate change and explain how there is a greater need for health promoters at the community level. Health promotion professionals are those responsible for improving and adapting the health sector to match the current climate. The authors constantly emphasize how these professionals are responsible for strengthening society’s relationship with the environment and how they stand as catalysts for change.

The authors note how current climate changes are dangerous to human beings across the globe. They mention how “already vulnerable populations such as remote Aboriginal communities, Pacific Island Countries, the elderly and people with low income” will feel the rippling effects of climate change even more than they already do. This statement supports the fact that health professionals are desperately needed Continue reading