A primary goal of the PHA is to foster global planetary health education efforts to equip the next generation of planetary health scholars to address critical questions in this emerging field. The PHA sees this as a fundamentally collaborative effort and desires to work with partners to create a global good for planetary health education. We aim to support planetary health education efforts in several ways:
PLANETARY HEALTH TEACHING MATERIALS
We are working to curate a collection of planetary health teaching materials to serve as a rich open-access and globally-accessible resource, designed to infuse existing disciplines with planetary health concepts and educate the next generation of planetary health scholars. The process of collecting and collating existing teaching materials on planetary health topics serves as a key component in building a planetary health community worldwide, supporting the development of a community of practice. Input from international networks will produce materials that are contextually relevant around the world. If you are involved in education on planetary health topics and would like to share teaching materials, please enrich our community! You can share materials by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESTABLISH AND COORDINATE A NETWORK OF PLANETARY HEALTH COURSES AND EDUCATORS
We are compiling a registry of planetary health educators and courses around the world to serve as a resource for instructors and prospective students seeking a network and exchange of course materials. We envision that building a virtual community of instructors could culminate in brainstorming workshops to discuss planetary health pedagogy. If you are currently teaching a course in planetary health, or working to develop one, please let us know by contacting: email@example.com.
ELECTRONIC DIGEST OF SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE
We will distribute a monthly electronic digest of scientific literature relevant to planetary health to those subscribed to our listserv. The digest will summarize recent research articles and professional opportunities to aid students and scientists in navigating the often-fragmented planetary health literature. If you would like to receive this monthly digest, please subscribe to our listserv here!