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

1.00 hr
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Maternal Health Preconception and Preventive Health Title X Family Planning Program
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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, preterm and stillbirth, and mental health challenges. Communities experiencing economic and social discrimination suffer disproportionately. This webinar reviewed the impacts of climate change on maternal health, described what reproductive health providers can do to mitigate adverse outcomes for their clients, and shared 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 Specialist, HHS
  • Michelle Hoersch, MS, Regional Women’s Health Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS
  • Christine Woolslayer, MPH, Public Health Advisor, HHS

Time: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion: Yes available after completing the evaluation at the end of the recording

Continuing Education: 1 contact hour

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Video Chapters

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Addressing the Maternal Healthcare Crisis (4:50)
  • Climate Change and Public Health (7:16)
  • Climate & Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Postpartum (13:20)
  • Climate & Pregnancy Outcomes: a Call to Action (17:40)
  • HHS and Federal Resources (34:31)
  • Q&A (37:40)

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