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2023 Loyola Chicago Health Equity Quest

Climate Change and Healthcare Delivery Summit REGISTER HERE

Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health and MATTER invite you to join us for a one-day summit on Wednesday, November 8 convening national thought leaders and innovators who are disrupting healthcare delivery through the lens of health equity and sustainability.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome
Federal Chief Environmental Justice Officer, White House Council on Environmental Quality

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The U.S. healthcare system creates a massive amount of national and global waste and pollution, having a direct effect on the pace and severity of climate change. And as climate change worsens—from intolerable heat to more frequent and extreme floods, wildfires, droughts and other disasters—it creates new and exacerbates existing health inequities, preventing individuals and communities from achieving their highest level of health.


of waste produced in health care can pose a wide range of environmental and health risks


practices allocate resources appropriately to reduce the burden on health care staff and clinicians


U.S. health sector accounts for almost 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions


Climate change has had increasingly devastating effects on people across the country and world. People have been increasingly exposed to infectious diseases, cardiovascular and respiratory disease, injury and premature death due to extreme weather and more—and these effects are disproportionately felt by those with less health infrastructure, low-income communities, older populations and those with underlying conditions.

Climate change

leads to air pollution, wildfires, temperature and precipitation extremes, water and food Bourne illness and lack of access to food and clean water


Poorer health due to global warming is estimated to cost $2.4 billion per year by 2030

Health effects

of climate change disproportionately affect those with less health infrastructure, low-income communities, older populations and those with underlying conditions

Innovation in Action

2022 Loyola Chicago Health Equity Quest

Last year, the Parkinson School partnered with MATTER to advance innovative solutions that create more sustainable health delivery or reduce or treat the health effects of climate change.

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2023 Climate Change Conference

In March, the School of Environmental Sustainability convened experts from across disciplines to explore how climate change affects communities locally

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ACHE 2023 Congress

Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, founding dean of the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, Nancy Tuchman, PhD, founding dean of the School of Environmental Sustainability, and Steven Collens, CEO of MATTER, presented on harnessing organizational strategies and innovation to advance public health and climate.

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