Climate for Health is pleased to announce Let's Lead, a best practices guide and collection of success stories featuring health organizations that have taken action on climate change and engaged their members (or the public) on solutions. Seven success stories will be selected for the guide, spanning a range of health leadership from professional to institutional and national. One exemplary leader will receive a stipend to attend the 2017 American Climate Leadership Summit in October in Washington D.C, where he or she will receive an award. All seven selected stories will be recognized in Climate for Health communications, which may include media outreach.
Climate for Health Let’s Lead success stories will be selected through a submission process and have three components. They will: 1) include implemented sustainability initiatives and/or climate change impact reductions; 2) feature successful efforts to engage constituents (colleagues, clients, the community, etc.) in the program or climate solutions, and; 3) be initiatives for private practices, clinics, hospital systems, community health centers, or other health programs at the community level (or beyond). If you believe your program meets this criteria, please fill out the submission form for consideration! Ideal applicants will:
- Include replicable, applicable, and practical sustainability or climate impact reduction initiatives
- Demonstrate successful engagement (communicating with, inviting participation, educating) of constituents (colleagues, clients, the community) in the program
- Identify with one or more of these categories: private practice, clinic, academic institution, hospital, public health, federally qualified community health center, or hospital system
- Feature diversity and inclusion. Efforts to assist, include and/or highlight vulnerable populations and those who are disproportionately impacted by the health impacts of climate change are encouraged.
Please follow the link below to submit your success story. We recommend answering the prompts in a separate document and pasting your responses when you are ready to submit. If you have any questions or comments, please contact our Research Coordinator, Paige Fery. The deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2017. Thank you!