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Clinicians 4 Planetary Health July 29, 2020 Clinician Community Call

Thank you for working with us to brainstorm ideas for planetary health community materials! Here are the results of your initial input.

Locations of participants on the call

Who joined for the call?

34 participants

20 see patients

3-40 patients daily

5-120 minute visits

Where we work

Type of Setting, n = 21
"Community immersions in the past made me realize the ‘divide’ going on in the society."

Which of the above behaviors are you most likely to discuss with your patients/community members given your setting, time constraints, and expertise?

Number of respondents likely to discuss a topic, n=34

What's missing from this list?

"Where are patients currently at?"
"Health co-benefits"
"Clean water"
"Access"
"Mental Health"
"Housing Needs"
"Pharmaceutical disposal"

What barriers do you face when sharing information with patients? What barriers do patients face in making changes? How is the system broken?

1. TIME and OVERWHELMING
2. COST, ACCESS, and APPROPRIATENESS
3. LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND AVOIDANCE
"There are lacunae in the healthcare system and weaknesses in the healthcare infrastructure."
"Lots of people don't want to hear about climate change."
"Environmental degradation is largely abstract and hidden."

Which of the planetary health areas of behavior/action are you most ready to incorporate into your life and practice, and which do you think your patients/community is most ready to act on? Rank the following behavior changes on a scale of readiness (from most to least ready to change):

Ranking of patient/community readiness was below self-readiness on all 6 areas of change.

Additional suggestions....

"Learn what patients are already doing."
Refer to other services and activities within the healthcare space.
"Engage multiple generations."

What do you need to feel prepared to teach about planetary health? To be able to share these materials tomorrow?

  • Supportive community
  • Best practices
  • Powerpoints
  • Videos
  • Brochures
  • Posters
  • Resources
  • Interactive training
  • Talking points
  • Simple materials
  • Research snapshots