How Does Climate Change Affect Public Health?

Michael Brubaker (left), discusses climate change's effects on public health with Lori Townsend (middle) and Zachariah Hughes (right). (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)
Michael Brubaker (left), discusses climate change’s effects on public health with Lori Townsend (middle) and Zachariah Hughes (right). (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)

A series of reports that seek to define the potential changes to public health in rural Alaska communities based on the impacts of Alaska’s rapidly changing climate. But, why are the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the North Slope Borough looking at the issue through the lens of climate change?

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HOST: Lori Townsend

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.