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White House Summit on Climate and Health

Feeling the Heat at the White House Summit on Climate and Health

Although I’ve worked in Washington D.C. at the national level for years, a White House invitation still holds the thrill of scoring the quintessential “golden ticket.” While I refrained from broadcasting far and wide that my job would place me at the first-ever White House Summit on Climate and Health this last Tuesday, my kids […]

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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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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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