CAHA’s new Climate Health Champions graduated with flying colours from their one-day workshop in Brisbane last Friday. The workshop was the result of a collaboration between the Climate and Health Alliance and the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union (QNMU) to find, train and organise health sector professionals on climate-health issues. 18 people participated in the workshop which included presentations from QNMU, the Climate Media Centre and the Repower Campaign.
The Climate Health Champions will join a host of former workshop attendees, volunteers and supporters participating in the Our Climate, Our Health campaign, putting pressure on parliamentarians to implement a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Wellbeing.
CAHA Executive Director Fiona Armstrong said “Health sector professionals are some of the most trusted occupations in the country. It is fantastic that a growing number are engaging with the reality of climate change as a health issue, and more than ever before are seeking information and taking action.”
“2019 will be a crucial year for our agenda. As the facilitator of the Our Climate, Our Health campaign, CAHA welcomes the 2018 Climate-Health Champions aboard as we seek to ensure all political parties take climate and health seriously.”
CAHA will be running more training in early 2019, so register your interest today.