October 11, 2017
Eighteen national health and medical organizations including the Center for Climate Change and Health issued a statement on the Trump Administration’s proposal to revoke the Clean Power Plan: “Today’s proposal to revoke the Clean Power Plan is inconsistent with EPA’s core mission of protecting public health and the environment.”
August 17, 2017
Our team at the Center for Climate Change and Health stands in solidarity with those terrorized by the violence and hatred of white supremacists and neo-nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia. What happened in Charlottesville is just one more reminder that white supremacy, racism, and bigotry remain a matter of life and death for communities of color. We stand against racism and oppression as a moral responsibility. But it is also fundamental to our fight against climate change, a matter of life and death for people around the world. What’s the connection?
Director Dr. Linda Rudolph speaks on climate, health, and state policy in APHA’s The Nation’s Health
August 1, 2017 The Nation's Health
Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health, Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, was featured in California strengthens its role as leader on climate change: State steps up as federal support lags
in APHA’s publication, The Nation’s Health. California, she says, has “taken the climate problem to heart” because in many ways, the state is on the front lines of climate-related impacts. “California is taking a climate change-in-all-policies approach,” she said. Read more here.
USCHA STATE POLICY INITIATIVE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES, HELPING HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ACT ON CLIMATE POLICY
July 31, 2017
The Center for Climate Change and Health is proud to announce that one of its major components, the US Climate and Health Alliance (USCHA), has officially launched a brand new project, the State Policy Initiative. Thanks to the support and guidance of over 300 Alliance members, USCHA has created an online hub with tools and information designed for and by health professionals to help bring the health voice to climate policy.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.