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Earth Day 2021: Planetary Health with Dr. Howard Frumkin

Dr. Howard Frumkin, a faculty affiliate of the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions (C-Solutions), and Dr. Jonathan Fielding, UCLA FSPH distinguished professor of health policy and management and co-director of C-Solutions, spoke as part of C-Solutions and UCLA Health Earth Day 2021 celebration

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Dr. Howard Frumkin, a faculty affiliate of the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions (C-Solutions), and Dr. Jonathan Fielding, UCLA FSPH distinguished professor of health policy and managementm and co-director of C-Solutions, spoke as part of C-Solutions and UCLA Health Earth Day 2021 celebration.

Frumkin presented on the topic "Planetary Health: Human Wellbeing on a Planet Under Pressure," and with a guest appearance by Dr. Jonathan Fielding.

“So the solutions that emerge from fusing biomedical, ecological, sociocultural, and economic thinking -- this is what planetary health is all about — can be truly inspiring,” Frumkin said.

Fielding stressed the importance of including these concepts in K-12 education.

“One of the opportunities we have is to embed (planetary health) educational information in primary and secondary education… If we wait until people are adults… we’re not going to get where we need to get to," Fielding said. “Anybody who watches this should watch it several times.”

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