"We're committed to making sure the nation knows about the effects of climate change on health. If anyone doesn't think this is a severe problem, they are fooling themselves."
-- APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, in The Washington Post
From exposure to extreme weather and heat waves to worsening air pollution and the spread of insect-borne disease – climate change is a health emergency. That’s why APHA has signed on to the Climate, Health, and Equity Policy Action Agenda with more than 70 health organizations to protect the health and safety of all people in the U.S.
Check out APHA's Climate Change and Health Needs Assessment (PDF) to learn more about what drives our programming and the American Journal of Public Health supplemental issue on Climate Change and Health Equity published with support from the Kresge Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. APHA translated a few of the articles into two user-friendly factsheets: Heat-Related Deaths (PDF) and Malnutrition (PDF).
The Center for Climate, Health and Equity is proud to announce the 10 recipients of its Speak for Health Advocacy Bootcamp Scholarship. The scholarship supports expenses associated with the bootcamp, which will be held July 15-16 in Washington, D.C. Participants attending this year’s bootcamp will learn how to take action, change the direction of our country and build a better public health system through advocacy on climate change and health. Scholarship winners demonstrated commitment to health equity and passion for advancing climate solutions in their applications, exemplifying the kind of action the Center for Climate, Health and Equity strives to promote.
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