From clinic to climate: exploring Australian GPs’ experiences in climate chance and health advocacy

Project team:
  • Dr Jane Maxwell – communicating author
  • Associate Prof. Grant Blashki
  • Prof. Michelle Kermode
Funders:

Australian General Practice Training, Department of Health

Dates:

Feb 2016 – Feb 2017

Description of project:

Climate change has been described as the greatest health threat of the 21st century. Doctors have a crucial role in contributing to health sector adaptation and mitigation to minimise health impacts from climate change. This study explores the roles and experiences of Australian GPs in engaging in conversations, campaigns and clinical care that promotes climate change and health awareness and preparedness.

Presentations and publications:

RACGP General Practice Conference 2016

Population Health Congress 2015

NCCARF and CSIRO Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2016

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