The NSWNMA is seeking expressions of interest from enthusiastic members to join our Climate Change Action Reference Group (CCARG). The Association needs the support and advice of members who are climate activists. We have committed to working with Fiona Armstrong, Executive Director of the Climate & Health Alliance (CAHA), in regard to promoting the National Strategy for the Climate, Health and Well-being Campaign. NSWNMA will be involved in sharing climate and health information with members, assisting with related surveys and providing access to active members associated with the Global Green & Healthy Hospital (GGHH) network. The end goal is to lobby the government through trained climate activists sending media messages to the community in order to promote the introduction of the National Climate, Health and Well-being Policy.
The CCARG will primarily be made up of NSWNMA members and interested staff. We may invite experienced climate experts who wish to work towards changing the current situation around climate change and health outcomes to participate from time to time. This reference group will meet the first Thursday of every second month to discuss a variety of topics and professional issues related to climate and health. We are seeking nurses and midwives interested in being proactive on climate change including those who have experience in working in a rural setting, as well as nurses and midwives who work in either a private or public health setting.
Teleconferencing facilities are available at meetings for those that cannot attend in person.
Please direct enquiries to Dr Janet Roden at jr****@ns****.au