All Articles: Planetary Health

Connie White Delaney and Lyla June Johnston

Lyla June Johnston, PhD, delivered the 4th annual Planetary Health Lectureship Remembering our Ecological Purpose: Indigenous Food Systems and the Promise of Homo Sapiens, which detailed Indigenous food systems and advocated for a mind shift to better tend the land.

Teddie Potter

Seventy-five percent of Minnesota’s health care professionals agreed that climate change is happening, however, only 21% felt well prepared to discuss climate change, according to a recent study.

The School of Nursing announced the launch of the Center for Planetary Health and Environmental Justice to educate future planetary health leaders, promote planetary health practice and advance innovative research.

Teddie Potter Climate Crossroads

Clinical Professor Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, who serves as the director of planetary health for the School of Nursing, was appointed to the inaugural advisory committee of Climate Crossroads, a major climate initiative from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Planetary Health

Kelsey Wirth, MBA, board chair and co-founder of Mothers Out Front, delivered the third annual Planetary Health Guest Lectureship, Building the Power We Need to Create a Better World for our Children. 

Kelsey Wirth

Kelsey Wirth, board chair and co-founder of Mothers Out Front, will deliver the third annual Planetary Health Guest Lectureship, Building the Power We Need to Create a Better World for our Children.

Elizabeth Schenk, PhD, RN, FAAN, executive director of Environmental Stewardship at Providence Health System, delivered the School of Nursing’s second annual Planetary Health Guest Lectureship on decarbonizing health care.

A virtual launch event for latest issue of Creative Nursing, In It Together: Promoting Planetary Health, will be hosted by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Creative Nursing and Springer Publishing.

Nursing Collaboratory, the award-winning academic-practice partnership between the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Health, was among the co-signers of a call-to-action for clinicians to mobilize around planetary health published in the medical journal The Lancet.