An air of determination and energetic comradery filled the Jimmy Carter Center in Atlanta this February, when nearly 350 academics, climate scientists, physicians, nurses, and public and environmental health professionals transferred their RSVPs from an abruptly cancelled, three-day CDC event to a rapidly reconfigured, jam-packed, one-day national Climate & Health Meeting.
Nurses’ trusted role, and their place on the front lines of health care and disaster response in every community, places them in a unique position to inform and mobilize society to act on climate change. Now ecoAmerica and the Climate for Health leadership community will be combining forces with ANHE to build support for climate solutions.
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.
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.
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!