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SPH Announces 2017-18 Health Sciences Common Book: Changing Planet, Changing Health

SPH Announces 2017-18 Health Sciences Common Book: Changing Planet, Changing Health

The 2017-18 Health Sciences Common Book will be "Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It."

From Interim Dean Joel Kaufman: "Each year, the Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group selects a common book that will engage students from across the health sciences in substantive, inter-professional dialogue about pressing topics related to health equity and social justice. ...Changing Planet, Changing Health – a well-known book first published in 2011 by the late Dr. Paul R. Epstein and journalist Dan Ferber – explores the links between global climate change and altering patterns of cholera, malaria, asthma and other diseases, while delving into the role of free markets and cap-and-trade proposals. The authors take us from the U.S. to Mozambique and Honduras while presenting innovative solutions to one of the 21st century’s greatest challenges.

I encourage all students, staff and faculty to read the book over the summer and take part in lectures, seminars and other events during the 2017-18 academic year. For more information, including how to purchase or borrow the book, visit the SPH Common Book webpage."