Climate Change Champions Project

Director Catherine Harrison

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


Health professionals are critical and trusted voices in the conversation about health impacts of climate change and solutions, particularly for low income communities and communities of color. For this project, the Center has partnered with Physicians for Social Responsibility-L.A., Golden State Medical Association, American Lung Association in CA and Alliance of Nurses for Health Environments to build capacity and leverage the health professional voice on climate change and health to create a world of “healthy people, healthy places, healthy planet.”


Health professional champions receive training and curriculum on the health impacts of climate change and actionable solutions for their healthcare settings, communities and the State of California. With training and support, champions engage in community and professional presentations, media advocacy (including print, radio and television) and legislative advocacy on a wide variety of climate change and health topics.

Upcoming Trainings:

August 18, 2017 at Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

August 26, 2017 at Dignity Health Mercy Hospital, Bakersfield, CA

September 9, 2017 at Charles Drew Univ. of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA

October 2017: Chico, CA More info to be announced–check back soon!