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Health Professionals Protect the Climate, Press for Clean, Healthy Renewable Energy

Progress to slow the pace of climate change is uneven, and the “big levers” – steps that will have widespread impact – are few. Thus, when the Supreme Court recently placed a stay on the Clean Power Plan, it threw concerned health professionals for a loop.   The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a policy […]

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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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New Lancet Report: Climate Change Is Biggest Health Threat and Greatest Health Opportunity of 21st Century

From a rise in respiratory ailments caused by pollution, to the spread of vector-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, climate change is having an increasingly severe impact on public health. Yet 70 percent of Americans are still unaware of the link between climate and health. A new report by the Lancet Commission on Health and […]

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The Health, Moral, and Financial Reasons Why the Health Sector Should Divest from Coal

The call for the health sector to divest from fossil fuels keeps getting louder. We’ve discussed the public health argument before – since carbon pollution is already causing serious health impacts, fossil fuel investments go against the obligation of health professionals to protect the public. But as Gary Cohen, president of our Climate for Health […]

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National Health and Government Leaders Focus on the Link Between Climate and Health

Last week, ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health program (including co-sponsors Health Care Without Harm and the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance) gathered over 70 leaders from across health disciplines for the first Climate for Health National Leadership Convening. There, participants undertook two days of strategic planning to accelerate and elevate health sector leadership on climate change. […]

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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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Three Ways the Global Health Sector Can Lead On Climate Solutions

The summer’s end marked the first-ever global gathering of health leaders for a conference on health and climate at the World Health Organization’s global headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. MomentUs partner Health Care Without Harm participated in the event meant to catalyze a sector-wide shift from a focus on raising awareness about the considerable health risks posed by […]

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Clean Med, Clean Climate: Linking Climate, Health, and a Better Future

Last week, nearly 1,000 senior administrators, clinicians, nurses, emergency response teams, operations managers, researchers, architects, engineers, epidemiologists, and city and state administrators representing the broad landscape of sustainable health care came together in Cleveland for the 2014 Clean Med Conference sponsored by Health Care Without Harm – an organization whose President, Gary Cohen, serves as […]

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7 Ways Health Leaders Are Key to Transforming the ‘Biggest Global Health Threat’ Into Health Opportunity

A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability,” presents some of the strongest scientific evidence yet linking climate change to a variety of significant health impacts. But evidence of impacts alone is unlikely to be enough to spur action on climate and support for solutions. […]

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Communicating the Health and Climate Connection

One key strategy for communicating effectively about climate change involves connecting climate change to issues that resonate with people’s values and priorities. One connection that is sometimes mentioned but rarely discussed in detail is the link between climate change and health.   This recent Scientific American article provides a synopsis of some of the major […]

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