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What happened in climate and health news this week? We've got the answers.

Many professional organizations are already educating their members on issues related to climate change. But given its impacts on the communities they serve—and even their own jobs—how well are these groups integrating climate change prevention, preparedness, and social equity into their work? And what might help them to do it better? A new report offers insights.

We've got news you can use, but may have missed last week.

Dr. Richard Jackson believes it is the responsibility of science and scientists to serve not just as purveyors but interpreters of facts, identifying and communicating the underlying causes of a problem – be it severe weather or human health conditions.

What's the news across the nation? We have got the information!

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On January 12, 2017, the American Public Health Association (APHA) launched its Year of Climate Change and Health to raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change and mobilize partners to take action. Read on to learn what's planned and how you can get involved!



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A new study finds that the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has not only improved air quality but also saved 300 to 830 lives; prevented more than 8,200 asthma attacks; averted 39,000 lost work days; and saved an average of $5.7 billion in health care costs.

Here's a cheat sheet on health and climate-related news you may have missed.

Collectively, climate change could be the most expensive challenge facing America's healthcare system. Addressing it is one of the greatest opportunities of our time to improve public health.