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"A network of networks" - GLAF 2016 will bring together practitioners and researchers from across the Great Lakes region of Canada and the United States for 3 days of sharing climate adaptation and resilience solutions and products in an engaged learning program.
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Thursday, October 6 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Public Health: Improving Health Outcomes Through Adaptation

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Explore how climate change is impacting public health and the key role local governments and NGOs can play in fostering healthy communities. This session will highlight tools and climate-adaptation strategies communities in Michigan are using to improve health outcomes. The session will include one break-out activity focused on planning and policy responses to a series of future climate scenarios.

Speakers
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Rebecca Cifaldi Esselman

Watershed Planner, Huron River Watershed Council
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Aaron Ferguson

Michigan Climate and Health Program Manager, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Ferguson, since 2014, has worked with the Climate and Health Adaptation Program to build state-wide public health capacity for responding to the health impacts from climate change. He has also worked with local and state governments, universities, and non-profit organizations in the areas of sustainability planning, climate resiliency, and environmental policy. He holds a master's degree in public administration focusing on policy and planning... Read More →
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Claire Karner

Community Planner, Land Information Access Association
Karner is a Community Planner at LIAA (Land Information Access Association), a non-profit community planning organization based in Traverse City, Michigan. She shares the responsibilities of developing and implementing LIAA’s community planning projects across the state of Michigan, with a focus on community resilience. She joined LIAA in 2013 and holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Michigan and a Masters of... Read More →


Thursday October 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Great Lakes North, 4th Floor Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor

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