The Impact of Climate Change on Maternal Health: How Reproductive Health Providers Can Make a Difference Webinar

Climate change-related events—such as extreme weather, flooding, and wildfires—contribute to extreme heat and air pollution and have been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes, including hypertensive disorders, placental abruption, preterm and stillbirth, and mental health challenges. Communities experiencing economic and social discrimination suffer disproportionately. In this webinar, experts will review the impacts of climate change on maternal health, describe what reproductive health providers can do to mitigate adverse outcomes for their clients, and share resources on climate change and maternal health that providers can use.


  • Dr. Aparna Bole, MD, FAAP, Senior Consultant, Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Dr. Marie Cabiya, MD, FACOG OB/GYN at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Physician Champion for Region V Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
  • Michelle Hoersch, MS, Regional Women’s Health Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS
  • Christine Woolslayer, MPH, Public Health Advisor, HHS

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of climate change-related events, such as extreme heat and air pollution, on maternal health outcomes
  • Describe at least two strategies for cultivating climate resilience among clients by integrating patient education and intervention into clinical practice
  • List at least three resources on climate change and maternal health that reproductive health providers can use

This activity is pending approval to award contact hours by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., an approved provider with distinction of nursing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.