On January 11, 2017, national and regional leaders on climate change gathered for a daylong conference to catalyze climate action plans for metro Boston health care service providers and allied stakeholders.
The Barr Foundation, Partners HealthCare, and Health Care Without Harm co-sponsored the invitation-only Summit on climate resilience. The goal of the Summit was to raise awareness of what is needed to create a robust network of health care provision as an essential component of resilient cities. Findings will be presented in a report and this meeting will create a template for similar summits in other major cities.
Powered for Patients Project Director Eric Cote was invited to participate in the event and he contributed subject matter expertise around the challenges facing hospitals in maintaining emergency power during extended power outages triggered by natural disasters.