Climate Member Section

Climate Issue-Based Member Section

Issue-Based Member Sections (Member Sections) serve as professional units of the Maine Public Health Association and conduct activities that promote our mission and goals. Member Sections provide opportunities for members to develop scientific/educational program content; develop policy papers in areas of interest or fields of practice; provide professional and social networking, career development, and mentoring. 

The work of the Climate Issue-Based Member Section is grounded in evidence and focused on public health initiatives. Their work aims to take a climate in all policies approach. The Member Section focuses on topics impacting climate and public health, including, but not limited to: transportation and emissions, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, climate change, tick-borne diseases, and climate justice and equity. Specific topics are chosen based on group members’ interests, knowledge and skillsets, along with available data, evidence, and priorities for Maine and the Maine Public Health Association.

Get Involved

Involvement in the Member Sections is highly encouraged. Member Sections provide opportunities for professional development and networking, along with opportunities to play a role in informing current public health policy and education of other public health colleagues, lawmakers and Maine residents. Member Section participants range from those who are new to public health to those with over 20 years of experience. Participants are required to be active member of the Maine Public Health Association and can join the Member Section at any time.

The Climate Member Section meets monthly on the fourth Monday of each month from 1pm-2pm via Zoom.

Please contact Heather Drake, MPHA Membership Manager at heather.drake@mainepublichealth.org to join today.

Resources

The following resources have been developed by the Member Section.