April 6 lecture to address impact of climate change on health equity and our children’s futures

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When we understand the true impacts of climate change and recognize that this crisis can’t be solved in isolation, we find the path to the just, sustainable, healthy world that we all need and that our children deserve.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s (D-H) Department of Community and Family Medicine and Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity are proud to sponsor the 38th annual Schumann Lecture, in partnership with the Hitchcock Foundation. This year’s lecture topic is “Climate Change & Health Equity: A Pediatrician's Prescription for Effective Climate Action.”

The keynote speaker of this year’s Schumann Lecture is Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, interim director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE). Bernstein is also a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Bernstein focuses on the health impacts of the climate crisis on children’s health and advancing solutions to address its causes to improve the health and wellbeing of children around the world.

The annual Schumann Lecture, which is open to the public, is supported by an endowment to the Hitchcock Foundation from the late Helmut Wolfgang Schumann to provide a free lecture by a nationally renowned figure on topics related to healthy living.

This year’s lecture will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, April 6, at 5 pm. To register, click HERE. 

About Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH), New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves a population of 1.9 million across northern New England. D-HH provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. DHMC was named again in 2020 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 9 clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only children’s hospital; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene, and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. The D-HH system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT.