APHA is building understanding and awareness of the public health implications of climate change. Those include worsened air quality, changes in the spread of vector-borne diseases and devastation to communities due to extreme weather events like floods and coastal storms. We need strong climate change strategies and interventions that protect people's health. APHA supports the activities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that play a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon pollution, and help our communities prevent and prepare for the serious health challenges posed by climate change.
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Third National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts in the United States
EPA Clean Power Plan proposed rule
CDC's Climate and Health Program
APHA guidebook on Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role