California Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity
On Monday, January 14th over 30 health organizations sent Governor Newsom and other key legislative members the California Call for Action on Climate, Health, and Equity. The Call outlines critical priorities to advance climate action for health and health action for climate in California.
How Do Health Professionals Protect Patients After Extreme Events Like Hurricane Harvey and Maria?
In this guest blog, Dr. Carl Baum discusses resources available through the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) that health professionals can use to prepare and protect their patients and clients following extreme weather events.
Climate Change Made Hurricane Harvey Even More Dangerous to People’s Health
We care about the connections to climate change because we care about health. Climate change intensifies extreme storms which threaten health directly and indirectly. By causing more severe flooding, climate change amplifies damage and worsens related health impacts overall. Looking at health through a wider, public health lens, we see that a variety of impacts influence the lives of Harvey survivors, particularly the most vulnerable communities.
Across the globe, med students tackle climate change and health
A draft of the U.S. government’s quadrennial National Climate Assessment was leaked by a non-profit to The New York Times. The media outlet released the report under the ‘shocking’ headline that the U.S. is already experiencing the impact of the man-made climate change. Medical students were not surprised by this ‘revelation.’ Climate change is already happening, and we are sounding the alarm.
Another Way The Trump Budget Threatens Climate and Public Health: Transportation Cuts
The devastating cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services proposed in President Trump’s budget have rightly gotten a lot of attention. But there’s another piece of his destructive budget that also threatens the health of our communities and the climate: cuts to public transit and active transportation.