Peer Learning

The Urgency of Climate & Health: Building Power to Create Equitable Change

DEADLINE:
November 22, 2019

BACKGROUND
Building on years of collaboration at the intersection of climate change, health, and equity, Kresge’s Environment and Health programs have partnered to accelerate action on climate change and equitably reduce health disparities. Launched in early 2019, the Climate Change, Health & Equity initiative (CCHE) includes three distinct but aligned strategies aimed at: building the capacity of health institutions, transforming public health and health practitioners and strengthening community-based leadership.

The Kresge Foundation, in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Communities, will host the 2020 CCHE Grantee Convening, The Urgency of Climate & Health: Building Power to Create Equitable Change, from February 10-12, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. The event will bring together grantees and partners from across the initiative, including, public health and healthcare institutions, public health and healthcare practitioners, and community-based organizations, for an opportunity to learn and share together about accelerating work at the intersection of climate change, health and equity. Additional participants will include grantees from across Kresge’s Environment and Health Program’s portfolio involved in place-based, field-building, and other activities to strengthen equitable climate-resilience and improve health outcomes in low-income communities.

PURPOSE
The purpose of the CCHE Grantee Convening is to provide space for grantees across the initiative to network and build relationships with each other, while tackling the issues around what it will take to accelerate work at the intersection of climate change, health and equity in a way that is meaningful to low-income, urban communities. The most effective solutions are designed and implemented by those who know their communities best. By working together with hospitals, health care systems, public health departments, health practitioners and climate advocates and others, we aim to build climate resilience and advance policies and practices that also improve community health. This peer-learning event will provide the opportunity to tap into the knowledge and innovations from grantees and partners across the country.

Convening Objectives:

• Provide space for grantees across the initiative to network and build relationships with each other.

• For both grantee partners and the Foundation (deeper connection)

• Foster big picture strategic thinking to accelerate work at the intersection of climate change, health, and equity.

• Build the connective tissue across the three strategies to identify gaps and opportunities that strengthen alignment.

• Formalize a community of practice that addresses capacity building and learning needs.

This grantee convening will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Atlanta in Atlanta, GA (275 Baker St, Atlanta, GA 30313). Participants should arrive on February 10th to participate in an opening evening reception starting at 6 pm.

This event is for CCHE grantees and invited guests. Please refer to your email invitation with specific registration instructions. Registration is due on November 22, 2019.

Date

February 10-12, 2019

Location

This grantee convening will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Atlanta in Atlanta, GA (275 Baker St, Atlanta, GA 30313). Participants should arrive on February 10th to participate in an opening evening reception starting at 6 pm.

Who Pays?

Participants will receive an email with specific registration instructions for yourself or your team.

About the Institute for Sustainable Communities

Since 1991, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has led more than 115 transformative community-driven sustainability projects in 30 countries including the United States, China, India, and Bangladesh. For the past 10 years, ISC’s U.S.-based Sustainable Communities Leadership Academies (SCLAs) have provided high-caliber, affordable training and peer-learning services to community-based organizations, cities, and regions forging local solutions to global climate disruption and fostering sustainable communities.

For more information, please visit sustain.org

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DEADLINE:
November 22, 2019

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