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This week, ecoAmerica intern Matthew Mueller shares his personal and professional experiences with climate change and its intersection with health care.

This week, while the Federal Government pushed ahead on efforts to roll back progress on climate and health, most other sectors charged forward to implement positive solutions. Check out recent climate and health news you may have missed!

Pyschiatrist Lise Van Susteren

According to the World Health Organization, more people die every day from air pollution than from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and road injuries combined. Unhealthy air is primarily the result of burning “fossil fuels” for energy. We all have a role to play in the necessary effort to quickly transition to safe, clean renewable energy.

We don't want you to miss a thing when it comes to climate and health news.

On March 29, ecoAmerica, Climate for Health, and the American Psychological Association released a new report, "Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance." The same day, we debuted a free, one-hour webinar summarizing the report’s key points and providing a Q&A session with the webinar’s hosts. Come learn about the discussion.

Last week began with President Trump’s Executive Order to essentially “repeal and replace” the Obama Clean Power Plan, which set strict goals for reducing carbon emissions. But leaders from all sectors remain committed to positive climate action.

Chelsea Schafer

Each month during 2017, the Climate for Health blog will publish a Q&A with one of our Climate Champions on how the American Public Health Association's Learning Institute inspired them and how they plan to integrate it into their work. Chelsea Schafer, an MPH student at Cal State, Northridge, is our first profile.

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Climate change is an issue that is increasingly impacting the health of our population, as we see the far-reaching and sometimes drastic effects take hold.

Surili Patel

This post first appeared on APHA's Public Health Newswire 

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Our research and experience tell us the best way to inspire broad engagement and public support on climate across a large swath of Americans is to connect the issues to them personally.