14 2015

How Climate Change Can Affect Our Health Here in New Jersey

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Neve Shalom
Metuchen, NJ

Contact Rena Kallman

Climate change is real and scientists in New Jersey are already preparing for its effects, including more - and more severe - high heat days as well as a longer and more severe allergy season, with expected increases in asthma attacks.

Metuchen-Edison Hadassah wants to provide you with an opportunity to meet experts in this field who will share what they know and answer your questions. The speakers represent the Rutgers Climate Institute and the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance (NJCAA), organizations that are committed to research, education, and outreach about likely impacts of climate change. With extensive experience in public health and the effects specific to climate change in NJ, the presenters will provide up-to-date information on this topic and discuss ways to build adaptation capacity in our state.

The program’s two presenters are Marjorie Kaplan, DrPH, is Associate Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute, and George T. DiFerdinando, Jr., MD, MPH, a member of the advisory committee of NJCAA, Director of the NJ Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) and former NJ Deputy Health Commissioner.

Sponsor: Metuchen-Edison Hadassah