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

September 19, 2016

ClimateChange_health_crisis_imageThe 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, health and equity.

Physicians are trusted in their communities on issues of health and wellness, which makes them invaluable messengers when it comes to helping individuals understand and act on climate change.  With concrete facts divided by topic areas, the new guide helps physicians understand:


  • The specific climate change problem(s)
  • Its impacts on health and equity
  • What can be done
  • An “ask” or call to action


It covers basics of climate change, health equity and physician experiences with these issues, and dives deeper into specific climate change and health impacts and co-benefit solutions. It also includes special focus topics, such as how climate change affects children, pregnant women and workers. migration and conflict.


We hope you share this resource widely! For more information or to provide feedback on it, please contact Catherine Harrison at

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