Climate + Health Peer Learning Circle

Join a community of leaders and peer organizations working to level up the impact of their climate+health advocacy in the US

 
 
Why Join the Circle?

The Climate + Health Circle is a 6-month peer learning experience for leaders, organizations, and networks engaging the health community to take action on climate. This cultivating experience equips participants with the evidence-based skills, resources, and support they need to level up the impact of their communications strategies in order to motivate sustained climate action and build durable power among their respective constituencies.

Participants will have the opportunity to:
  • Expand their advocacy and strategic communications skillset
  • Learn how to integrate evidence-based best practices into their organizations so people take meaningful action on climate
  • More effectively assess what communication strategies work (and don’t work) at the intersection of climate and health
  • Develop new relationships and learn from a community of their peers grappling with similar challenges
Who is the Climate + Health Circle For?

The Climate + Health Circle is a program designed for leaders working at the intersection of climate advocacy and health. This program is also a great fit for those who may be in a position to train others, especially those in the health community, to effectively communicate for climate action.

Ideal candidates will have:
  • Some sort of leadership role at an organization or network working to engage health professionals to take action on climate
  • An existing campaign/initiative/body of work related to climate advocacy and health that they’re looking to enhance
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity, justice, and intersectionality
  • A willingness to embrace a culture of learning, evaluation, and curiosity
 
What’s the Commitment?

The Circle runs between September 2022 and February 2023, with monthly online sessions from 1-3pm ET/10am-12pm PT:

  • September 14, 2022
  • October 12, 2022
  • November 9, 2022
  • December 7, 2022
  • January 11, 2023
  • February 8, 2023

Circle participants can expect to spend anywhere between 6-8 hours a month total engaging with the program. This includes the monthly online sessions (held on Zoom) and other activities that may take the form of pre-reading and “homework” associated with a session, meeting monthly with partners or small groups, and more. There will also be additional opportunities for 1-on-1 consults with Lab staff and special guests. 

 
Application Deadline: Monday August 15 by 11:59pm ET
Office Hours: Curious if this program is a good fit for you? Join one of our office hours on July 28 and Aug 4 at 12pm ET/9am PT where we'll answer any questions you have about the program and application!
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What do you mean by “health community?”
We are using the term “health community” broadly to describe a variety of health professionals. This includes individuals working in the medical, mental health, community health, public health, environmental health fields and more.
Is there a cost associated with participating in the Circle?
No, we are able to offer this opportunity free of cost with generous support from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
Are any stipends provided for participants?
We want to ensure that participants are both honored and compensated for the time they invest in our programs. With that in mind, we are able to offer $500 stipends to support participation with priority given to individuals coming from climate justice, frontline, BIPOC-led/serving organizations and organizations unable to compensate them for their time in the program. We thank you in advance for helping us make this an inclusive program by refraining from requesting stipend support if you are well resourced or do not fall into a priority group!
In addition, participants will have the opportunity to receive research stipends and technical assistance to investigate questions they have regarding communication strategies at the intersection of climate and health.
What do you mean by "peer learning"?
In addition to being trained on a core set of content, a peer learning experience is responsive to the needs of the participants and will be co-created throughout the application process and program. It includes the opportunity to tap into the wealth of experiences in the room, learning from others as well as contributing your own expertise. We are committed to building a collaborative and interactive experience for everyone and we hope you will help us put the "peer” in “peer learning” as we share, learn, and grow together!
Do I have to be a member of the Climate Advocacy Lab to apply or participate?
No, participants do not have to be members, however, we highly encourage participants to sign up for free membership as we have plenty of amazing resources to help level up your advocacy work, regardless if you participate in this program or not.
Do you have accessibility alternatives for completion of the application for those who need it?
We are more than happy to provide additional support for those who would like to use an alternative process for submitting an application, like interviews or video/audio submissions. Please contact us with your request at one of the emails listed below.
I have a question about the program or application. Who can I contact for clarity?
Please feel free to contact either of the Climate + Health Leads, Diamond Spratling or Rebecca Tamiru with any questions.