Forward for Health: Building Climate Justice Solutions in Wisconsin

Madison, WI US
April 8, 2023

Empowering and Preparing Health Professionals to Meet this Critical Moment

This learning experience will empower and prepare health professionals to meet this critical moment.  A spectrum of interprofessional healthcare workers and community leaders will share lessons of how the climate crisis is affecting their patients and communities in both rural and urban Wisconsin settings. Through interactive panels, stories, and networking, attendees will meet healthcare workers from across the state that are taking healthy climate action to improve wellbeing.

Action today isn’t solely about avoiding a future health crisis. The historic passing of the Inflation Reduction Act builds momentum for Wisconsin families to benefit from safer drinking water, cleaner air, healthier homes, active transit, and more resilient health systems immediately. Together, healthcare workers can create a resilient and just tomorrow for the Badger state.  

Registration Pricing

  • Physicians (MD/DO): $120.00
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: $90.00
  • Community Members: $35.00
  • Students: $15.00

Statement of Need

In 2021, 239 medical journals issued an unprecedented joint statement calling upon health professionals and health institutions to take emergency action on climate change to protect health (BMJ, 2021). This call to action emphasized that human-caused warming is unequivocal, and its health impacts are already measurable. 

The high cost of fossil fuels on human life and suffering is shouldered by ethnic and racial groups already burdened by systemic racism, low-income communities, pregnant individuals, outdoor workers, those living with chronic conditions or disabilities, children, and adults over 65. However, that also means that transitioning to clean energy and other climate solutions can be a major opportunity to lessen health disparities (Patz, 2016). 

The broad and far-reaching consequences of the climate crisis on health in Wisconsin make continued education on this topic critical for all members of the interprofessional health team. 

Polling published within the Lancet Medical Journal, illustrates that over 70% of health professionals expressed a need for additional climate health resources and organizing to enable them to act (Kotcher et al., 2021). Similarly, in a study of the Wisconsin health sector in 2022, showed that professionals perceive sustainability programs as “too costly.” And the largest barrier to their action was that they “did not know what to do” (CHANT, 2022).

Target Audience

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of health professionals and students within the health professions who want to engage in healthy climate action to improve wellbeing and create a resilient and just tomorrow.

Elements of Competence

This educational activity is designed to change learner competence and focuses on the following competencies:

  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)/Nursing: Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • National Academy of Medicine (NAM)/Nursing: Population Health
  • Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE): Population-Based Care
  • Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competencies: Teams and Teamwork
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Address Health Disparities

Learning Objectives

Following this conference, participants as members of the interprofessional healthcare team will be able to:

  1. Describe how environmental factors such as air, water, and heat intersect to impact health outcomes in Wisconsin communities.
  2. Discuss the relationship between climate change and health disparities in both rural and urban Wisconsin settings.
  3. Illustrate the importance of climate justice guiding climate and health solutions.
  4. Identify potential partners, organizations, opportunities, and actions for interprofessional climate and health solutions.
  5. Explain resilience strategies for mental health amidst the climate crisis and how to apply mindfulness practices in your work.


The University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and the Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action gratefully acknowledge(s) the financial support from the following companies/organizations:

Brico Fund

UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health 

UnityPoint Health-Meriter Hospital Medical Staff 

UW Health and UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Carroll University

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AAPA Category 1 CME
  • 6.00 ACPE Contact Hours - Pharmacist
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.00 APA CE Credits
  • 6.00 Occupational Therapy (OT) CE Contact Hours
  • 6.00 Physical Therapy Contact Hours
  • 6.00 ACE Credits
  • 6.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/08/2023 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
04/08/2023 - 4:00pm CDT


Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (CST)

Session Time


Learning Objectives

8:30 – 8:50 AM


***There is no continuing education credit for this session.
8:45 – 9:00 AM


***There is no continuing education credit for this session.

~ Claire Gervais, MD

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Reproductive Health Outcomes

Introduction: Claire Gervais, MD
Amy Kalkbrenner, PhD, MPH

  1. Describe how air pollution impacts reproductive and developmental outcomes
  2. Explain why health professionals are important advocates for climate or air pollution solutions 
10:00 – 11:15 AM

Wisconsin Climate Justice in Action

Examples of how health voices contribute to movements or projects happening in our state right now

Speakers | Position | Topic:

  • Keviea Guiden | Energy Burden
  • Young Kim | Executive Director of Groundwork Milwaukee | Milwaukee Flood Vulnerability and Health Assessment
  • Brittany Keyes, PT, DPT, ATC | Physical Therapist | Beloit Air Monitoring
  • Rod Erickson, MD | Rural Health Inequities
  1. Describe how a legacy of environmental racism intersects with health
  2. Discuss how climate change could exacerbate rural health inequities in Wisconsin
  3. Explain how health voices can partner with local groups for community change
11:15 – 11:30 AM


11:30 AM -12:15 PM

Electrifying the Transition for Health: From Your Home to Your Community

Introduction: Pam Guthman, DNP, RN-BC

~ Joel Charles, MD, MPH

  1. Explain how clean electrification policy and safe buildings can improve climate and health equity, and policy approaches to accelerate those benefits
  2. Identify specific next steps for cost-effective, meaningful change in your home, workplace, and community
12:15-1:00 PM


1:00-2:00 PM

Climate Change and Mental Health

Moderator: Lisa Cottrell, PhD, CBSM, DBSM

Christy Wilson Mendenhall, PhD & Dekila Chungyalpa

    1. Identify the mental health challenges associated with climate change 
    2. Build skills for resiliency (i.e., mindfulness)
    2:00-3:00 PM

    Climate-Smart Healthcare Vignettes

    4 stories of how varying sized clinics have lowered the climate impacts of the health sector

    Moderator: Kelly DeMarco, OTR/L

    Speakers | Position | Topic:

    • Bryan Webster, MD | Wildwood Family Clinic
    • Mary Evers Statz | UW Health
    • Jaime Ferschinger | Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
    1. Describe how clinics and health systems can lower pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
    2. Explain how health professionals can grow climate-smart healthcare projects or policies
    3:00-4:00 PM

    Interdisciplinary Action Today for a Healthier Wisconsin Tomorrow

    Moderator: Chirantan Mukhopadhyay, MD

    Speakers | Position | Topic:

    • Cameron Kiersch, DNP, BSN | Assistant Professor of Nursing at Viterbo University | Teaching Climate, Health, and Social Justice: the Climate Health Podcast
    • Katie Tredinnick | DVM/MPH Student | Veterinary Perspectives and Movement Building
    • Abby Novinska Lois | Executive Director of the Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action | Public health and Policy
    1. Build your skills for climate action by learning about current collective efforts and groups you can join to improve climate health
    2. Describe strategies for how members of the interprofessional health team can work together in advocacy
    4:00 PM

    Networking (Optional)

    ***There is no continuing education credit for this session.



    Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.

    In-Person & Virtual LIVE Webcast
    214 Waubesa Street
    Bea & Lau Christensen Room (Brassworks building) - Goodman Center
    Madison, WI 53704
    United States


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    Joel Charles, MD, MPH

    Joel Charles, MD, MPH

    Joel Charles is a full spectrum family physician practicing in rural southwest Wisconsin where he serves as medical director for the Kickapoo Valley Medical Clinic. From the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health he received his MD and Master of Public Health degrees, the latter focusing on climate and health. He attended both those programs as a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship. He completed his residency at Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency. Upon returning to Wisconsin he helped found and became president of Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action, a fast-growing group of health professionals committed to advocating for equitable solutions to the climate crisis.

    Dekila Chungyalpa

    Dekila Chungyalpa, Director of the Loka Initiative, Center for Healthy Minds and Healthy Minds Innovations

    Dekila is the founder and director of the Loka Initiative. She is an accomplished environmental program director, with 20+ years of experience in designing and implementing global conservation and climate strategies and projects. Known as an innovator in the environmental field, Dekila has expertise in faith-led environmental and climate partnerships, biodiversity landscape and river basin strategy design, and community-based conservation.

    She began her career in 2001 working on community-based conservation in the Eastern Himalayas and went on to work on climate adaptation and free flowing rivers in the Mekong region for the World Wildlife Fund in 2004. In 2008, she helped establish Khoryug, an association of over 50 Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and nunneries implementing environmental projects across the Himalayas under the auspices of His Holiness the Karmapa. In 2009, Dekila founded and led WWF Sacred Earth, a 5-year pilot program that built partnerships with faith leaders and religious institutions towards conservation and climate results in the Amazon, East Africa, Himalayas, Mekong, and the United States.

    She received the prestigious Yale McCluskey Award in 2014 for her work and moved to the Yale School of Environmental Studies as an associate research scientist, where she researched, lectured and designed the prototype for what is now the Loka Initiative. Dekila is originally from the Himalayan state of Sikkim in India and is of Bhutia origin.

    Kelly DeMarco, OTR/L

    Kelly DeMarco, OTR/L, NBC-HWC

    Kelly DeMarco is a National Board Certified Occupational Therapist and Health and Wellness Coach, Horizon Home Care & Hospice Rehab Manager and Green Team Leader, Mindfulness Trainer, Licensed WomanSpeak Circle Leader, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Certified, Regenerative Homesteader and founder of kellyGREENcoaching LLC. One of her professional missions is to increase awareness amongst OTs about the World Federation of Occupational Therapy’s Call to Action in its publication ‘Sustainability Matters’: and to mobilize OTs in the climate action movement. Toward this end Kelly has created a public Facebook Group called Climate Action OTs. Kelly is an active member of Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action, the International Climate Coaching Alliance, and WSBC’s ‘Women in Sustainability’. She will be one of 60 international climate coaches providing complimentary coaching to delegates of COP26. Kelly anchors her efforts in her WHY and in her vision for a THRIVING planet. You can learn more about her at


    Rod Erickson, MD

    Rod Erickson, MD

    Rod Erickson practiced full spectrum family medicine in rural communities and staffing critical access hospitals from 1984 through 2022, when he transitioned to a more limited practice. He has been an advocate for environmental health since the early 70’s and for rural health since 1984. When not practicing he can be found outside biking, hiking, kayaking or cross-country skiing. His greatest concern is what kind of world we’ll leave for his grandchildren. 

    Mary Evers Statz

    Mary Evers Statz, Director Energy Mgt & Sustainability, UW Health

    Mary is the Director of Energy Management & Sustainability at the UW Health systems, which includes seven hospitals and more than 80 clinics in south central Wisconsin and northern Illinois. In this role, Mary focuses on the corporate vision and strategy behind making UW Health a more environmentally, socially, and economically responsible organization. Additionally, Mary holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and brings 25 years of design, construction, and facility management experience. 

    Jamie Ferschinger

    Jamie Ferschinger

    Jamie Ferschinger has been the Director of Environmental Health and Community Wellness at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers in Milwaukee since 2018. She leads a variety of programs, related to lead poisoning reduction, health equity, environmental justice, and community empowerment on the southside of Milwaukee. Prior to working at Sixteenth Street, Jamie was the Energy Efficiency Project Manager - Sustainability Coordinator within the City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office. She also held various positions at the Urban Ecology Center, where she worked for 11 years. She currently serves as board member for Preserve our Parks working to preserve access to public spaces and uphold the Public Trust Doctrine, as well as, on Teens Grow Greens helping to empower and build leadership amongst Milwaukee teens, and on Fund Milwaukee working to support locally owned, main street businesses that focus on economic and sustainable development.

    Keviea Guiden

    Keviea Guiden, Energy Burden Organizer, Citizen Action of Wisconsin

    Keviea Guiden was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, raised in the Hillside Projects. She attended MPS schools and furthered her education at the MATC downtown campus where she acquired two degrees. Keviea has been a civically engaged grassroots organizer since 2018. She is a strong advocate for families in the 53206 zip code as well as surrounding neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee. Keviea has accomplished many goals as a Community Organizer. She created a free mask program in 2020 once COVID hit, she distributed over 5,000 reusable facial masks. Since then she attended a virtual tour with Nuns On The Bus. Keviea has been featured in a Documentary Short called Dress Rehearsal about progressive organizers, CNN, Washington Post, Mother Jones Magazine,Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on German News channels. Keviea is currently a member of the Wisconsin Women’s Network, NAACP (Milwaukee chapter) and Wisconsin Democratic Party. Within the last six months Keviea has earned the following medals for being a Team Player,Producer,Fast Learner,Problem Solver,Achiever,and Effective Communicator. Keviea is devoted and invested in Milwaukee. She will continue to fight for energy burdens, clean water, social injustice, fair housing, liveable wages and thriving neighborhoods.

    Amy Kalkbrenner, PhD, MPH
    Amy Kalkbrenner, PhD, MPH

    Amy Kalkbrenner, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Dr. Kalkbrenner uses epidemiologic methods to study how exposures to environmental pollutants during pregnancy cause poor birth outcomes (such as preterm birth) or neurodevelopmental disorders (like autism).  She especially focuses on airborne exposures, such as traffic-related pollutants like fine particulate matter (PM2.5), the hundreds of airborne metals and volatile organic compounds known as air toxics or hazardous air pollutants, and tobacco smoke.  Dr. Kalkbrenner received her MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, her PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, and now serves as Associate Professor at the Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    Brittany Keyes, DPT, ATC

    Brittany Keyes, DPT, ATC



    Cameron Kiersch, DNP, RN

    Cameron Kiersch, DNP, RN


    Young Kim, Executive Director, Groundwork, Milwaukee
    Young Kim, BS

    Young Kim, BS

    Young is the Executive Director of Groundwork Milwaukee, a nonprofit organization that brings about sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being


    Katie Tredinnick

    Katie Tredinnick



    Bryan Webster

    Bryan Webster


    Christy Wilson Mendenhall

    Christy Wilson Mendenhall, Associate Scientist, Center for Health Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Research I conducted early in my career pointed to the plasticity of emotions – that our emotional experiences are more malleable than traditionally assumed. How, then, do we actively shape our emotional experiences to become healthier and more resilient? My research program conceptualizes and measures emotional skillsets to test hypotheses regarding whether these skills cultivate well-being. I engage in interdisciplinary integration, drawing on perspectives from situated cognition, constructionist approaches to emotion, and contemplative philosophies, to investigate well-being as an active process of life-long learning, practice, and transformation




    *Abby Novinska-Lois, Executive Director, Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action and MPH Candidate

    Abby received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a certificate in Environmental Studies from the UW- Madison, where she chaired various justice and sustainability organizations, such as REthink Wisconsin & Students for Social Welfare. After graduating, she worked to reduce pesticide use in Wisconsin agriculture and has multiple publications on pollinators and integrated pest management solutions. While working closely with growers around the state, she realized many barriers to scientific communication, which sometimes lead to significant health harms (i.e. pesticide exposure). Recognizing the health of the environment and her community were inseparable, she pursued a Graphic Design Certificate and became a Communications Specialist at the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network and an Outreach Specialist for the Global Health Institute. In 2020, Abby helped the Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action become a nonprofit and as our first Executive Director has led strategic plan development, working teams, programming, fundraising, communications, and more. She is also currently pursuing a master's degree in public health. In her free time, Abby loves painting, gardening, hiking, and camping.

    Dafna Berman, LCSW, MSW,
    Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

    Dafna Berman is a clinical social worker and works as a psychotherapist at Froedtert & the Medical College of WI Community Physicians. Her practice focuses on chronic behavioral health conditions related to interpersonal trauma. She received her MSW from Washington University in St. Louis and her MBA from UW-Milwaukee, Healthcare Management concentration. Dafna is the Board President of NASW-WI (National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter). She also served on an expert panel with the National Office of NASW to update the Association’s Mental Health Policy Statement, included in the “Social Work Speaks” publication. 

    Dick Dart, MD, MACP, FCCP, FAHA, FASN, FASH,
    Emeritus Research Clinician, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

    Richard is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, practiced as a full-time clinical nephrologist at Marshfield Clinic for 34 years, and now is Emeritus Research Clinician at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in the Center for Precision Medicine. He is Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) Health and Public Policy Committee and is a member of the Wisconsin Medical Society Council on Legislation. He is a former president of the Wisconsin Medical Society.  

    Alex Dudek, RN, MPH Candidate

    Alex Dudek (they/them) is a nurse in the Trauma ICU at UW Health as well as a Master of Public Health student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their interests include the clinical impacts of climate change and the role of nurses in advancing climate justice work. Alex is also a Fellow with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments focusing on the impact of affordable clean energy on health equity.  

    Claire Gervais, MD, Clinical Professor,
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

    Claire is a family practice physician and is a Clinical Professor with the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She is one of the founders of Healthy Lawn Team and the Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action, and additionally serves on the Steering Committee of the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network. 

    Joel Hill, MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor at the UW-Madison Physician Assistant (PA) Program

    Joel Hill, MPAS, PA-C, is an assistant professor at the UW-Madison Physician Assistant (PA) Program, where he started in 2010. He served in the United States Air Force from 1985 to 2006, where he practiced in family medicine and urgent care from 1996 until his retirement in 2006. From 2006 to 2010 he worked as a PA in general and thoracic surgery in Rapid City, South Dakota.

    Hill currently serves as the director of Distance Education for the UW-Madison’s PA Program. Other roles at the PA Program include mentoring distance education students, and coordinating courses and developing curriculum for prevention and pharmacology. He developed the program’s international curricula, managing the international course and facilitating the annual interprofessional service-learning trip to central Belize. He was also selected to coordinate the online “Global Health Field Work Fundamentals: Engagement, Ethics, Policy and Methods” course for the Global Health Institute.

    Additionally, Hill is on the advisory board for Wisconsin Without Borders, which recognizes the work of students, faculty, staff and community partners demonstrating excellence in collaboration between the university and local and global communities. He is also a member of the Global Health Interprofessional Education Committee and the School of Medicine and Public Health Student Safety Travel Review Committee. He currently practices primary and urgent care at the Access Community Health-Wingra Family Medicine Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Andy Ringquist, MSN, RN, CDE 

    Andy (he, him, his) has degrees in nursing, nursing education and landscape architecture. He is interested in the intersectional issues of human health, conservation, ecological restoration and farming. Current work in public health offers him the opportunity to raise awareness about climate change, its impact on the environment and its threats to healthy populations.  

    Ginny Stoffel, PhD, OT, FAOTA, Professor Emeritus,

    Ginny (she, her, hers) is an occupational therapist and an Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She represents the United States and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), where she learns with and from her global colleagues about sustainability, justice and climate impacts on people’s everyday life (occupations), wellbeing and quality of life. Her research and practice emphasis has been on lived experiences of mental health and substance use, recovery, and the continuum from ill health to flourishing. 

    Carla Wright, MD, Internal Medicine,
    Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.

    Carla practices Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Milwaukee Health Services 

    Jack Kampf, PharmD, Advocate Aurora 

    Jack is a Clinical Pharmacist with Advocate Aurora Health in the Pharmacy Integrated Clinical Services Department.  Jack completed his Health System Administration Residency with Aurora Health Care from 2009-2011.  Having served as a manager/director for 8 years post residency, Jack now focuses on direct patient care and quality improvement initiatives 

    Karene Boos, PT, JD, DPT,
    Clinical Associate Professor, Carroll University 

    Karene is a Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Carroll University where she teaches in the Professional Practice and Interprofessional Education (IPE) Course tracks. She serves as the current chairperson for the Carroll University IPE Council and is a member of the Carroll University Council for Institutional Inclusion. Karene’s primary research involves IPE curriculum development and the impact of interprofessional education on health profession students. Karene is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association serving on student mental health and DEI working groups. Karene is passionate about educating and engaging with students in social responsibility considerations, and in fulfilling health professional roles as community educators, advocates, and volunteers. She has worked as a clinical physical therapist in a variety of settings including skilled nursing, home health, and with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Karene is also active internationally, specifically in Tanzania, where she served as a US Fulbright Scholar (2017-2018) and maintains a relationship with Bugando Medical Center. She also runs a human rights NGO protecting and supporting children with albinism in Tanzania.

    Jon Temte, MD, PhD, MS, Professor,
    Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health 

    Temte has dedicated his career to creating connections between primary care medicine and public health practice. A professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and a family medicine physician at the Access Community Health Centers, Temte has served as a clinician, teacher and researcher for 25 years. He has PhD training in zoology, evolutionary physiology and marine mammal biology. His extensive body of research includes investigation of the relationships between communities, primary care and respiratory viruses.

    Temte is chair of the Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practices, and serves as medical director for Public Health Madison & Dane County. On the national level, Temte is serving an appointment to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Board of Scientific Counselors. In addition to helping craft national vaccine recommendations, Temte has also led extensive public health research and policy at the community level in Wisconsin. Temte also oversees the Office of Rural Health and the Area Health Education Center, as well as the Center for Urban Population Health, which is a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Aurora Health Care and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Temte and his team have earned multiple CDC grants for an ongoing study tracking absenteeism in the Oregon School District as a warning system for influenza outbreaks in the broader community. In 2018, Temte received the American Academy of Family Physicians Public Health Award for his career commitment to the enhancement of public health in the United States and beyond.

    Lisa Cottrell, PhD, CBSM, DBSM, Advocate Aurora

    Lisa is a clinical health psychologist specializing in the behavioral and psychological treatment of sleep disorders for adults, adolescents and children at AdvocateAurora Health Care. Dr. Cottrell is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine as well as the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine and she completed post-doctoral training in an AASM mini-fellowship at Stanford University Medical School Sleep Medicine Clinic. She has been a member of Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action since its inaugural conference and is committed to providing professional and community-based education about the health effects of climate change as well as taking action to fight for policies to address the climate crisis. 

    Susan Bietila, RN 

    Susan is a retired registered nurse and long-time artist in Milwaukee. She has used the power of art and illustration as a political force. As part of a movement opposing the Crandon Mine in Wisconsin, her art was featured at the Riverwest Art Center in Milwaukee and through a traveling  24-foot mural.

    *Conference Chair


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    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and the Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Credit Designation Statements

    American Medical Association (AMA)

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this in person and virtual live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAPA Credit Designation Statement

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This in person and virtual live activity is designated for 6.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

    American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this in-person and virtual live activity for a maximum of 6.00 ANCC contact hours.

    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this in-person and virtual live activity for a maximum of 6.00 hours of knowledge-based CPE credit. Credit can be earned by successfully completing the activity, the assessment, and the evaluation. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion.

    Universal Activity Number (UAN): JA0000358-9999-23-035-L99-P

    ASWB Approved Continuing Education (ACE) – Social Work Credit

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 6.00 General continuing education credits.

    American Psychological Association (APA)

    American Psychology Association

    Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

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    The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this in person and virtual live activity for .6 continuing education units (CEUs) or 6.00 hours. 

    American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

    This course was approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Wisconsin for 6.00 contact hours.

    Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA)

    The Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA) has approved this course as a preferred CEU option for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

    Available Credit

    • 6.00 AAPA Category 1 CME
    • 6.00 ACPE Contact Hours - Pharmacist
    • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 6.00 ANCC Contact Hours
    • 6.00 APA CE Credits
    • 6.00 Occupational Therapy (OT) CE Contact Hours
    • 6.00 Physical Therapy Contact Hours
    • 6.00 ACE Credits
    • 6.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
      • 6.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


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