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  • USCHA is Officially a Member of US Climate Action Network (USCAN)

    May 18, 2017

    The Center for Climate Change and Health’s US Climate and Health Alliance (USCHA) is now officially a member of the US Climate Action Network (USCAN)! We are thrilled to be a part of this network of over 160 organizations working on climate change. The Network builds trust and alignments among members to fight climate change in a just and equitable way.  

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  • DOCTORS AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS PUSH TO UNMASK CITIES AS GLOBAL AIR POLLUTION TOLL GROWS

    May 2, 2017 Unmask My City

    May 2, 2017, London — Today, World Asthma Day, doctors, allied healthcare professionals, and public health practitioners around the world are officially launching Unmask My City, a global initiative to rally their peers and push for action on air pollution in 10 cities. Using air quality monitors, a smartphone app, and custom-built light masks that change colour according to ambient pollution levels, Unmask My City groups have measured, mapped and visualised air pollution levels between two and ten-times World Health Organization (WHO) standards for PM2.5 fine particulates, showing that poor quality air is a problem for almost everyone on earth.

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  • Statement from Dr. Linda Rudolph, Director of the Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and Health

    March 30, 2017

    President Trump’s Executive Order on “Energy Independence” threatens the public’s health by undermining efforts to defend our communities, country, and planet from the devastating impacts of climate change—the greatest health threat of the 21st century. The Public Health Institute and its Center for Climate Change and Health stand opposed to these harmful measures.

     

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  • “To Safeguard Against Climate Change, Defend Obamacare”

    March 16, 2017 Los Angeles Sentinel

    An important op-ed piece from Dr. Khadijah Lang, President of the Golden State Medical Association, reminding us all of how many policies create cumulative impacts on people of color and low income communities – and the connections between climate change and ACA repeal.

    “Just days into the new congressional session, Republicans are acting aggressively to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with little consensus on what will replace it. Should they succeed, as others have noted, the impacts on California’s residents and economy will be severe. California wholeheartedly embraced the ACA and as a result, rates of uninsured have dropped by half, to just 11% of the state. Repealing the law would mean that 4.9 million Californians who either bought insurance on the exchange or became eligible for Medi-Cal will lose their coverage.”

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  • New Resource! A Physician’s Guide to Climate Change, Health and Equity

    September 19, 2016

    The Center for Climate Change and Health is excited to share its newest resource, A Physician’s Guide to Climate Change, Health and Equity. In partnership with the California Medical Association Foundation, the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations and the National Medical Association, we’ve created this guide to strengthen and inform the physician voice on climate change, its health impacts, disproportionate burden on low-income communities and communities of color, and  solutions for health people, healthy places and a healthy planet for all.

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  • National Health and Medical Organizations Issue Declaration, Urge Bold Action to Fight Climate Change

    April 4, 2016

    Today, 17 national health and medical organizations released a joint Declaration on Climate Change and Health, urging immediate action to address the health impacts of climate change, even as the nation’s leading experts sound the alarm with a new comprehensive report on the growing harms to human health from climate change.

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  • Jim Sallis Talks Active Transportation at PHI Event in NYC

    September 29, 2014 Active Living Research

    Jim Sallis, Director of Active Living Research spoke at PHI’s Action on Climate Change and Health event on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York. Read his blog post about the event, and the health benefits of addressing climate change by increasing active transportation.

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  • Meet the New Climate Change Warrior: Your Doctor

    September 29, 2014 takepart

    The Center for Climate Change and Health’s Jennifer Miller comments on opportunities for health in climate strategies, as the Journal of the American Medical Association calls upon medical professionals to get more involved in addressing climate.

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  • PHI’s Anne Kelsey Lamb: Asthma Sufferers Face New Challenge in Climate Change

    May 6, 2014

    As we note World Asthma Day today, a major new threat has crept up on us and is already contributing to increases in asthma around the globe: climate change. Many of us working in the field of asthma are still not making the connection. It’s imperative that we do.

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  • Drought Emergency

    February 20, 2014 Al Jazeera: America Tonight

    On Al Jazeera’s America Tonight, Dr. Linda Rudolph talks about the health impacts of the California drought.

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  • PHI’s Linda Rudolph: A Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    May 20, 2014 New York Times

    In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Dr. Linda Rudolph says that the health impacts of climate change extend far beyond California’s current water shortages, and that we must incorporate addressing climate change into all we do.

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  • PHI’s Anne Kelsey Lamb: Asthma Sufferers Face New Challenge in Climate Change

    May 6, 2014 California Health Report

    As we note World Asthma Day today, a major new threat has crept up on us and is already contributing to increases in asthma around the globe: climate change. Many of us working in the field of asthma are still not making the connection. It’s imperative that we do.

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