New MAG ‘Top Docs’ show features Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action
The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses climate change and Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action (GCCA), which is a coalition of health professionals and stakeholder organizations that are concerned about the effects of climate change.
It features Rebecca Philipsborn, M.D., M.P.H., who is a primary care pediatrician at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the director of climate, health education and clinical partnerships for Emory’s Resilience and Sustainability Collaboratory – as well as a founding member of GCCA’s Steering Committee.
In addition to addressing GCCA’s mission and goals, Dr. Philipsborn discusses her views on…
– Why Georgians should care about climate change
– What she sees as especially vulnerable populations
– When we could see the effects of climate change
– How soon we need to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
– Ways that climate change has affected the health care system
– How climate change has affected her and her patients
– Why physicians should become familiar with climate change
– How physicians can discuss climate change with their patients
– How can physicians and the health care system can make a difference
Dr. Philipsborn focuses on health and climate change from both practice and medical education standpoints. She is the lead author of the first curriculum on climate change and clinical practice for medical residents, and her articles have been featured in national outlets like CNN and NPR. Dr. Philipsborn completed medical school and her residency training at Emory, and she holds a master’s degree in environmental science and policy from Columbia University’s Earth Institute Program.
GCCA is a state chapter of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health.
Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ has now reached more than 1.9 million listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. MAG has won four awards for the show, including an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award, an American Society of Association Executives Silver Award, and two Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Awards.
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