Advocating for Children’s Health: Tools from the 2021 Lancet Countdown

Featuring a conversation with Lisa Patel, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, Interim Director, The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE), and Rebecca Philipsborn, MD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine.

The 2021 Lancet Countdown U.S. Brief will be released on October 21, 2021. Join the conversation with three pediatricians who were on the writing team to discuss key findings, and using this recent dataset to advocate for children’s health in a changing climate.

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration that monitors and reports annually on the relationship between health and climate, and its implications for national governments. It was launched following the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, which concluded that unmitigated climate change would undermine 50 years of public health gains, but that responding to climate change could represent “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”

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