In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer, Iñupiaq, Director of Climate Initiatives, will explain how receding glaciers, rising sea levels, increasing temperatures, permafrost thaw, and other influences are impacting Alaska's rural and indigenous populations. The presenter will also discuss strategies to protect these communities. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to identify climate threats to public health in rural Alaska and have a better understanding of the inequities with processes for state and federal funding and resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify climate threats to the health of rural Alaska communities
  • Understand inequities within state and federal processes for funding and resources

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners


Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer, Iñupiaq
Director of Climate Initiatives, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Discussion Questions

  • How does policy impact response and implementation?
  • Why is the Arctic so important to watch?
  • Who are the people most impacted by climate change?


Continuing Education Credits

Up to 1 CPH recertification credit may be earned by viewing this webinar. Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners to learn more.

Air Date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Emergency Preparedness & Disasters
Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills