Global Climate Change and Health: Best Practices for Mitigating the Effects and Impacting Policy Conference

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Global Climate Change and Health: Best Practices for
Mitigating the Effects and Impacting Policy

Conference

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the American College of Pre
ventive Medicine (ACPM) Global Climate Change and Health
Conference. If you are applying for Continuing Medical Education (CME) or Maintenance
of Certification (MOC) credit, you must also complete the post
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The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical
education for physicians. ACPM designates this Live

Activity for a maximum of 8

AMA
PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the activity. Additionally, t
his activity is eligible for 8

American Board of Preventive Medicine (
ABPM) Maintenance of Certification credits. All
ACPM members will be able to receive the CME and MOC free of charge. Non
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Cindy Park
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Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH



Edward Maibach, MPH, PhD



Ted Eytan, MD, MS, MPH



Todd Sack, MD



Erica Frank, MD, MPH

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Understanding of the science base and
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How will you commit to mobilize and actively participate
in advocacy

efforts targeting
global climate change
in your community or work setting?






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Self
-
Assessment Questions


1. The single most important health consequence of climate change for the global
population will be:


a)

Increased risk of malaria

b)

Increased risk of heat stress

c)

Increased risk of infertility

d)

None of the above



2. Which of the following statements about climate change and health is true?


a)

We need not w
orry about health impacts of climate change because warmer
temperatures will result in milder weather.

b)

About a third of the global population al
ready lives in a water stressed coun
try,
even before the effects of

climate change are taken into account.

c)

Climate change will result in long
-
term increases in food production because
plants will produce more with higher CO2 concentrations.

d)

Sea level rise
is a concern, but will happen so slowly there shouldn't be major
health consequences as a result.



3. Which of the following is a concern for health consequences of potential conflict
spurred by climate change?


a)

Forced migration of millions of people

b)

Incr
eased temperatures eliminating plant pests

c)

Increased temperatures resulting in more rain than snow

d)

Increased mercury toxicity



4. Sea level rise could result in which of the following health consequences?


a)

Increased risk of contaminated water

b)

Loss of jobs

and health insurance

c)

Increased risk of chronic disease in flood survivors

d)

All of the above



5. Health professionals can play the greatest role in slowing global climate change by:


a)

Making sure they always turn out the lights when they leave the room

b)

Eat
ing only organic beef

c)

Bringing the health message to policy
-
makers

d)

Requesting that bottled water be served at conferences



6.
Climate change mitigation is analogous to primary prevention and, in many cases,
mitigation activities are associated with signif
icant health co
-
benefits. Which of the
following is/are true?


a)

The health co
-
benefits of mitigation activities will accrue before the adverse
health impacts of climate change.

b)

In low resource settings, wide
-
scale adoption of active transport will have a
l
arger health co
-
benefit than wide
-
scale adoption of clean cook
-
stove
technologies.

c)

Sufficient research has been done to adequately determine which mitigation
strategies are likely to have the largest health co
-
benefits in the US.

d)

All of the above

e)

None of t
he above



7.
There are potential adverse effects associated with various mitigation strategies.
With regards to these “co
-
harms,” which of the following is/are true?


a)

With most co
-
harms, we have sufficient information regarding response functions
to prov
ide defensible estimates of likely co
-
harms from mitigation activi
ties

b)

Risk perception heuristics are an important consideration in designing effective
communication strategies regarding health i
mpacts of mitigation strategies

c)

High
-
impact, low
-
frequency ev
ents (such as nuclear plant accidents resulting in
radiation leakage) are relatively difficult co
-
harms to characterize and present

a
risk communication challenge

d)

All of the above

e)

None of the above



8.
Given the climate change commitment, some adaptation
need is virtually certain.
Public health adaptation to climate change will (choose the one item or items that best
complete the sentence):


a)

Likely be adequately addressed through routine reassessment of changing
disease distrib
utions, incidence, and outco
mes

b)

Best be achieved through pro
-
active identification of appropriate indicators,
surveillance, and integration of risk assessment

and risk management strategies

c)

Fall primarily under the purview of organizations and agencies focused on
climate and we
ather
rather than public health

d)

All of the above

e)

None of the above



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Preventive medicine experts should be communicating about climate change because:


a)

Climate change is harmful to human health

b)

Few Americans are aware of the health implications of climate cha
nge

c)

Members of the public respond positively to information about the health
implications of climate change

d)

All of the above



10
.
It is important for

public health professionals
to
communicate about climate change

with whom
?


a)

News organizations, journali
sts, community media outlets, and prominent
bloggers

b)

Decision
-
makers in government, business, and non
-
profit organizations

c)

Professionals whose work is
affected by climate change

d)

The public

e)

All of the above



11.
Health
-
framed information about climate chan
ge is helpful in heightening public
engagement in the issue because it is:


a)

Abstract

b)

Concrete

c)

Exhaustive

d)

None of the above



12
. Which of the following can be used to frame climate change as a health issue?


a)

By bringing attention to a previously unconsi
dered aspect of climate change

b)

By shining a light on local health impacts

c)

By calling the question of how local preparedness needs can be met

d)

All of the above



13
. Which of the "Global Warming's Six Americas" audience segments responds most
positively to i
nformation about the health benefits of taking action against climate
change?


a)

Alarmed and Concerned

b)

Cautiou
s and Disengaged

c)

Doubtful and Dismissive

d)

All of the above




14
.
A modern, "green" hospital is more likely to have:


a)

Rubber flooring

b)

Vinyl flooring

c)

Recirculated inside air

d)

Carpeting containing polyvinyl chloride (PVC)



15
.
Concern about di(2
-
ethylhexyl) (DEHP) containing IV solution bags and tubing is
based on the risk of
:


a)

Neural tube defects

b)

Neuroendocrine abnormalities in male neonates

c)

Diabetes

d)

Ke
rnicterus



16
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Which of the foll
owing physician actions can have a significant effect on reducing the
CO2 footprint of health care?


a)

Using an electronic health record

b)

Preventing chronic disease

c)

Participating in purchasing decisions for food and other prod
ucts at hospitals

d)

All of the above



17
.
W
hich of the following is NOT
likely to be encountered by a medical office seeking to
im
prove its climate change impact?


a)

The office saves money

b)

The office notes improved office staff morale

c)

The office finds it easy

to implement significant improvements

d)

The office improves its public relations profile



18
.
Mygreendoctor.org

is a resource
that provides

offices with
:


a)

A

free, web
-
based tool to teach doctor office employees how to form and
manage their own office Green

Teams

b)

S
imple, prescriptive actions s
teps to make changes in the
ir

office

c)

T
ools for sharing
successes with their patients and communities

d)

All of the above

e)

None of the above



19
.
Which of the following not only reduces office energy but also
has the potent
ial to
yield

the highest financial benefit in annual savings?


a)

Install compact fluorescent l
amps

b)

Install
a programmable thermostat

c)

Lower the Temperature Setting for water heating


d)

Install time clock c
ontroller

for wa
ter heating







20
.
Which of the following is TRUE?


a)

Half of U
.
S
.

green house gas release is attributable to the healthcare industry

b)

Small businesses account for more than half of commercial U
.
S
.

greenhouse gas
releases

c)

Approximately one quarter of U
.
S
.

greenhouse gas release is caused by
transportation energy uses

d)

Approximately one quarter of U
.
S
.

greenhouse gas release is caused by the food
industry



21
.
What are the three
areas where US medical students' habits are not
excellent/markedly better than t
heir same
-
age peers?


a)

E
xercise
, smoking, binge drinking

b)

S
moking
, binge drinking, screening practices

c)

F
ruit/
vegetable consumption
, binge drinking, screening practices

d)

Exercise, fruit/
vegetable consumption
, b
inge drinking



22
.
Exercise, tobacco, diet, weigh
t, and alcohol account

for what share of US mortality
rates?


a)

20%

b)

40%

c)

60%

d)

80%



23
.
In the US, which
group of males has

a longer life

expectancy?


a)

Physicians

b)

Lawyers

c)

All professionals




24
.
Which of the following statements is true of U.S.
physicians?


a)

Physicians are generally healthier than the rest of the population

b)

Physician health is generally the same as the rest of the population

c)

Physicians are generally not as healthy as the rest of the population