Planetary Health Education


Planetary health education has been rapidly expanding, with new courses, lecture series, degree programs, faculty positions, and cross-university initiatives emerging across the globe. The Planetary Health Alliance is dedicated to supporting these efforts, convening educators around the world to share and develop resources and forge new collaborations. Scroll down to find a wealth of open-access, globally-accessible educational resources, including general resources, resources specific to various levels of education, and resources specific to the diverse thematic areas of planetary health.

To see who's doing what, where, visit this interactive map. To get involved the international community dedicated to developing planetary health educational initiatives, join the conversation in the planetary health education group on Hylo (details on how to create a profile can be viewed here) and engage in one of the planetary health education working groups

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General Resources

As you learn about planetary health and incorporate it into your coursework, here are some resources to help you get started. Follow the links below for multimedia resources, sample syllabi, and the cross cutting principles of planetary health education. The Planetary Health Alliance is currently creating an anthology of planetary health case studies to grow planetary health educational resources. For information about the initiative, visit here.

- Introductory planetary health presentation
- Build your own planetary health course
- Planetary health syllabi
- Planetary health workshop
- Research articles
- Videos
- Cross-cutting principles of planetary health

Education Level

Planetary health is currently being taught at all levels of education across the globe, from primary/secondary classrooms to undergraduate and graduate programs at universities. Whatever your student body and discipline, we encourage you to think about ways to incorporate planetary health into your own educational offerings. To get started, explore resources created by partners around the world in the link below and join a planetary health education working group specific to your level of focus.

Thematic Areas

Planetary health addresses a variety of environmental changes and health impacts. Representing planetary health in your schools and classrooms requires the exploration of diverse and interconnected topics across various disciplines, centered on showcasing humanity's profound impact on Earth's natural systems and how accelerating global environmental change affects our health and wellbeing. Explore resources by thematic area below.

Planetary Health Alliance

The Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of over 120 dedicated universities, NGOs, government entities, research institutes, and other partners around the world committed to advancing planetary health.
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