Showing posts with label #Mitigation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Mitigation. Show all posts

Sunday, February 11, 2024

🌡️ IMSPARK: Pacific protecting and promoting health and well-being in a changing climate🌡️

 🌡️ Imagine... Pacific protecting and promoting health and 

well-being in a changing climate🌡️ 

💡 Imagined Endstate: 

A Pacific where we reduce the risks and impacts of climate change on our health by enhancing our adaptive capacity, resilience, and preparedness and by supporting mitigation actions that also benefit our health.

🔗Link:

Ref Here

📚Source: 

USGCRP. (2018). Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II. 4

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

Climate change affects the health and well-being of Pacific Islanders. 🌊Changes in the environment can impact our health in various ways, such as by increasing our vulnerability to climate events or by exposing us to infectious diseases that are transmitted through vectors, food, or water.💦 Additionally, alterations in quality and safety can pose health risks, while stressors to our mental health and well-being can also arise. These health effects are projected to worsen with additional climate change and disproportionately affect vulnerable populations, such as children, older adults, low-income communities, and some communities of color. 🏥However, proactive adaptation policies and programs can Take into account the potential risks and effects of climate-sensitive health outcomes and disruptions in healthcare services, which can help minimize their impact. 👍🏽Moreover, accounting for climate change risks in infrastructure planning and urban design can bring about added health benefits. 💚Moreover, reducing greenhouse gas emissions would benefit the health of Pacific Islanders in the near and long term by avoiding thousands of premature deaths and billions of dollars in health-related economic losses each year.


#ClimateHealth #Pacific #Adaptation #Mitigation #IMSPARK

Saturday, February 3, 2024

🧒IMSPARK: Preventing and Mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences🧒


🧒Imagine… Preventing and Mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences🧒


💡 Imagined Endstate: 


The Pacific region has successfully implemented evidence-based policies and practices that prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. The region has fostered a health, safety, and well-being culture where children and families can thrive in supportive and nurturing environments.


🔗Link: 


Ref Here


📚Source: 


Wallace, M., & Rademacher, I. (2023). Building an inclusive financial system: A global economic & social imperative for this decade. Aspen Institute. 


💥 What's the Big Deal: 


The report by Wallace and Rademacher (2023) provides a comprehensive and practical toolkit for state and territorial health agencies to develop and implement policies that prevent and mitigate ACEs.🌈The report covers the epidemiology, etiology, consequences, and prevention strategies of ACEs and various stakeholders' policy levers, roles, and responsibilitiesThe report also provides examples of state and territorial policies and programs that address ACEs and resources and tools for policy development and evaluation. 
 
ACEs are a vital challenge for the Pacific region, as they affect the health and well-being of many children and families, especially those who face social and economic disparities.🙌By implementing evidence-based policies and practices that prevent and mitigate ACEs, the Pacific region can enhance its health, safety, and well-being and reduce the risk of adverse outcomes and intergenerational cycles of trauma. 🏥 The policies and practices can also support the region's health, safety, and well-being and enable more children and families to thrive in supportive and nurturing environments.


#ACEs,#childdevelopment, #Prevention, #Mitigation, #WellBeing,#trauma,#IMSPARK, 





🔬 IMSPARK: Unveiling New Climate Insights🔬

🔬 Imagine... Unveiling New Climate Insights🔬 💡 Imagined Endstate :  A world enlightened by groundbreaking climate science, guiding target...