Title of the training
The Effects of Climate Change on Human Health and the Health Sector
3 Days (16 lesson hours)
Module 1. Basic Training – The Effects of Climate Change on Human Health and the Health Sector (raising awareness, supporting personal and professional development): 2 days (12 hours)
Module 2. Climate Change Health Adaptation Training: 1 day (6 hours)
Depending on the training needs of the group and whether the training is online or face-to-face, the duration of the training may be adapted.
Purpose and scope
For a healthy, safe and sustainable community life, health must be put at the center of every policy. Healthcare can improve through multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral efforts. The effects of climate change are not just about meteorological data. The Effects of Climate Change on Human Health and Health Sector training aims to provide participants with the awareness and knowledge necessary to monitor the effects of climate change on individual and public health at global, national, local, regional, city, neighborhood and household levels, to diagnose early, to protect against its effects, to prevent the effects and to maintain life after the effects have passed.
It is time for twin action on climate change. Local action plans are being prepared for twin action. Health should be considered as a separate section in order to prepare the plans for the most vulnerable point and the most vulnerable group and to include goals, objectives, strategies and actions that prioritize the health of the public. Basic information for the protection of the public’s health from the effects of climate change is included in this training.
Basic Training + Health Adaptation to Climate Change Training should be completed in order to receive more detailed training for adaptation studies. Training modules have been designed for sector-specific climate and health approaches.
The Basic Training Module can be taken by those working and managers in the health sector, local governments, city and spatial planning and designers, risk managers, academics, public administrative and technical personnel, non-governmental organizations, educators, and anyone who is interested in the subject.
The Climate Change Adaptation in Health Training Module is designed to provide maximum benefit especially for those working in the health sector, managers and decision makers in the health sector, health educators and those who make urban and spatial planning and design in local governments.
In addition, in the training requests for the employees and managers of the institutions, the scope, content and method of the training may be adapted in a group-specific way by assessing the nature of the training needs of the institutions and the characteristics of the group to be trained.
Effects of Climate Change on Human Health and the Health Sector training is delivered by trainers who have carried out studies in the field of environmental and public health education; worked in national and international projects on topics such as environmental protection, ecology and biodiversity, the effects of climate change on health and public health, climate change and health effects, healthy cities, migration and health impacts; undertaken duties in the projects, commissions and committees of institutions and organizations such as the World Health Organization, the Council of Europe, the United Nations Development Program; and have outstanding qualifications with their scientific studies, scientific and administrative duties and training experience in the field.
Objectives and learning outcomes
Those who have completed the Effects of Climate Change on Human Health and Health Sector training are expected to;
- Identify climate hazards, health, climate and health relationship,
- Give examples of climate-sensitive health problems,
- Apply the hazard-impact-impact-susceptibility-risk relationship to the city/region,
- Transform climate hazards to the city into a health impact chain
- Associate climate change impacts with public health approach,
- Interpret the climate determinants of health,
- Summarize the principles of mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change in the health sector,
- Compare the health effects of climate change between national-regional-neighboring cities,
- Explain twin action differences,
- Apply the health impact chain according to the climate hazards of the city,
- Solve the relationship between health data and meteorological data,
- Use descriptive/ecological research methods,
- Prioritize compliance actions with different disciplines and sectors,
- Examine relevant scientific studies and reports,
- Present the health sector analysis for their own city as a basic framework, demonstrate it,
- Calculate the level of exposure to the health effects of climate change, categorize the risks,
- Organize early diagnosis-protection-prevention steps,
- Design health impact assessment studies,
- Sustainability—health in every policy—can link collaboration between disciplines and sectors,
- Redesign health priorities, vulnerable points and vulnerable groups,
- Analyze the health effects of climate change and discuss how to decide on adaptation,
- Re-evaluate and plan to improve sectoral weaknesses, strengths, threats and opportunities specific to the subject,
- Design a local climate and health action plan,
- If there are local climate change action plans, improve those plans by adding a health-related section.
Although the content of the training program will be adapted according to the characteristics of the group to be trained, such as educational status and field of study, the content of the training for each training module includes the following topics:
Module 1. Basic Training – The Effects of Climate Change on Human Health and the Health Sector
- Climate hazards
- Individual and Community Health, Health Sector
- The Relationship Between Climate and Health
- Protecting Health from Climate Change
- Twin Action Against Climate Change
- Climate Determinants of Health
- Health Impact Chain
- Climate Sensitive Diseases
Module 2: Training on Health Adaptation to Climate Change
- Mitigation in the Healthcare Sector in Climate Change
- Adaptation to Climate Change in the Health Sector
- National Health Harmonization Action Plans
- Local Adaptation Action Plans in Health
Delivery and method
It is preferable that the Effects of Climate Change on Human Health and Health Sector training be delivered in the form of face-to-face training. However, in case of conditions that prevent the face-to-face implementation of this training, especially epidemic diseases, the training may be delivered remotely by using the Me-Learning© online learning platform and the Actio© meeting management tool, or a mixed method may be preferred as Module 1 is distance education and Module 2 is face-to-face.
In the implementation of the training program, the training presentation is provided to the participants in a digital format. In addition to the presentation of basic information about the effects of climate change on human health in education, trainer guides learners through interaction, brainstorming, discussion, case studies, group studies and practices in a way that facilitates learning and improves application skills.
Learning tools and materials
In this training along with the presentation, worksheets, exercise and practice templates and similar documents created for brainstorming, discussion, case study and group work on the effects of climate change on human health and adaptation to climate change in the health sector are used as teaching and learning materials.
Presentations, Audio visual and multimedia materials, templates, worksheets and other materials for exercises and practices are distributed to the participants. If there is a sufficient number of hardware such as computers, notebooks or tablets in the learning environment, all materials are provided in a digital format and studies are carried out in digital context.
Apart from these materials, drawings, videos, printed materials, health statistical yearbooks, TURKSTAT data sets are used as teaching and learning materials as deemed appropriate by the trainer depending on the needs and professional qualifications of the group receiving the training.
If the training is carried out online, the Actio Event Management System uses the Actio© Event Management System to reduce the use of any paper and waste generation, as well as to ensure the effective management of the training activity, individual registration and entry for the training, management of participation and similar managerial arrangements. In distance education, Me-Learning© learning management system is used.
In accordance with our waste reduction policy, printed materials are not distributed in this training unless it is educationally necessary.
Assessment and evaluation
A question sheet is administered to the participants before and after the training to determine the level of awareness and knowledge on the Effects of Climate Change on Human Health in online or printed form. In addition, at the end of the training, the Training Evaluation Questionnaire is applied.
All participants who complete the training receive a certificate of participation showing that they have completed the Effects of Climate Change on Human Health training and the name and duration of the training they have received is clearly stated.
Climate and health, climate determinants of health, climate-sensitive health issues, health impact chain, vulnerability