Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University
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The Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard Medical School was founded in 1996 at Harvard Medical School to expand environmental education at medical schools and to further investigate and promote awareness of the human health consequences of global environmental change. While the Center is involved in a number of projects that address this area of inquiry, main ongoing, core projects include the Center's course (see Course), our online publication, The Bulletin (see Bulletin), our policy-maker education programs (see Policy), media outreach (see Media) and secondary education and general public programs.
The Center administers the course "Human Health and Global Environmental Change" at Harvard Medical School. Taught by scientific experts from around the world, the course is open to the public as well as students from Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and other university students in the Boston area. Via videotape and online videos, the course has also been taught at forty-seven medical, vetinerary or osteopathic schools, seven of which are schools located outside the U.S. Click here to download a pdf for information about using the course at your medical school.
The Center publishes an online publication entitled The Bulletin. Authored by scientific experts in their respective fields, The Bulletin summarizes in easy to understand language the latest findings in the field of human health and global environment.
The Center also educates policy-makers on human health and the global environment by holding briefings on Capitol Hill and by hosting a two-day intensive course with experts in field of global environmental change and human health for senior congressional staff.