12/16 Web Forum — Climate Change, Equity and Health: How Funders Can Make a Difference

Climate change is a known “threat multiplier,” posing the greatest danger for communities already bearing the burden of health and environmental challenges. To slow the effects of worsening air and water quality, higher food prices, hotter temperatures, and extreme weather events, particularly for the low-income people and communities of color at greatest risk, immediate and widespread action is imperative. The good news is that strategies to slow climate change in communities over the long term also present a unique opportunity to promote community health and equity in the short term.

On December 16, PHI partnered with Grantmakers in Health, the Health and Environmental Funders Network, and the Convergence Partnership to mount a funders-only briefing on climate change, equity, and health.


  • Faith Mitchell, President & CEO, Grantmakers In Health, moderator
  • Linda Rudolph, Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute
  • Loel Solomon, National Director, Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit and Partner, Convergence Partnership
  • Karla Fortunato, Director, Health & Environmental Funders Network

Read presenter bios here.



Sponsored by The Convergence Partnership, Grantmakers in Health, and the Health and Environmental Funders Network. Hosted by the Public Health Institute.

Convergence Partnership    Grantmakers in Health    Health and Environmental Funders Network


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