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Climate for Health Convening Outlines 8 Key Strategies for Engaging the Health Sector on Climate Solutions

In early April 2015, Climate for Health held its first National Leadership Convening, in partnership with Health Care Without Harm and the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance. We brought together over 70 leaders from across the health sector for two days of collaboration and strategic planning, with the goal of building and elevating health leadership […]

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How Philanthropy Is Recognizing the Health Threats of Climate Change

Philanthropy is defined as “the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people.” So as it becomes increasingly evident that climate change is having an impact on public health, it makes sense that philanthropic foundations are beginning to make grants linking health and climate. As Karla Fortunato, Director of […]

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Talking Climate With the Surgeon General at My Nephew’s Med School Graduation

Steering my relieved but excited sister, one beaming set of grandparents, my two sons, and my husband through the Metro system and into the George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences for my nephew Eric’s med school graduation was a bittersweet assignment.   Without other relatives in town, my family had made the […]

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How Cutting Carbon Pollution Will Help Protect America’s Most Vulnerable Populations

In Obama’s Earth Day speech from Everglades National Park, he described how unique and precious that region is – and how vulnerable it is to climate threats. But as Dr. Cheryl L. Holder explains in this article, the Everglades aren’t the only precious resource at risk. Thousands of low-income residents are feeling the health impacts […]

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National Health Leaders to Convene on Addressing Climate Impacts and Mobilizing Climate Action

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce our inaugural Climate for Health National Leadership Convening, being held in partnership with our co-sponsors and Leadership Circle members, Health Care Without Harm and the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance. The convening is being held on April 1st and 2nd, 2015 in Washington, DC at the American Psychological Association’s headquarters. […]

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Climate Champions: How Leaders of All Ages Can Inspire Each Other to Action

You might say climate change awareness runs in my family. Last March, I secured an official excused absence for my then 12-year-old son, Colter, to swap his classroom for a convention center, convinced my sister to travel to California to serve as his chaperone so I could focus on facilitating sessions and advisory council work, […]

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The Public Health Argument for Fossil Fuel Divestment

There are two primary reasons to divest from fossil fuels: they’re less and less profitable, and they cause more and more harm. The heath impacts of climate change are already clear – doctors around the world are noticing higher rates of asthma, allergies, vector-borne diseases, and certain types of cancer due to increased temperatures and […]

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How Are Climate Change and Health Connected? Ask Your Doctor.

Americans are feeling the impacts of climate change, whether they realize it or not. In a recent survey, a majority of medical professionals in the fields of respiratory disease and critical care reported seeing climate-change-related health effects in their patients. 77 percent noticed an increase in diseases linked to air pollution, and 58 percent saw […]

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A Call For Health Leaders To Speak Out on Climate Change

In 2014, the climate movement lost a true pioneer. Public health researcher Tony McMichael, who was the first to make the link between global health and climate, passed away in September at the age of 71.   As this NPR article explains, many of the 300+ scientific papers McMichael published over course of his career […]

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