Huffling to speak on environment, health disparities

October 31, 2018

Katie HufflingKatie Huffling, executive director of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, will be talking about the environment, health disparities and opportunities for action at a Nov. 29 event sponsored by the School of Nursing.

Huffling works with nurses and national nursing organizations on a variety of environmental health issues, including climate change, chemical policy, inclusion of environmental health in nursing education and sustainable health care. She received the 2018 Charlotte Brody Award, which recognizes nurses who go beyond everyday nursing endeavors to proactively promote and protect environmental health. Huffling, MS, RN, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife.

Her lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Bentson Health Communities Innovation Center on the fourth floor of Weaver-Densford Hall, Minneapolis. RSVP is requested.

Co-sponsors are the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing, Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses, Minnesota Department of Health, Health Students for a Healthy Climate and Climate Champions of the Academic Health Center.