February is Climate Justice and Health Month


Year of Climate Change and Health

Climate change is public health's greatest challenge. While all of us will experience the health impacts of climate change, certain groups, like children, the elderly, the underserved and minority communities, are less climate-resilient and, as a result, are more vulnerable to negative health effects of climate change. 

How can we help? By providing resources and assistance to communities that need it most. That way, we can create healthy environments across all places. Yet we can only achieve healthy environments if our efforts are supported with sound science and informed policy. Let’s work to make sure both the best science and policies that address climate injustice are in every conversation about climate change solutions.

Learn more about climate justice in the Public Health Newswire post* APHA's Year of Climate Change and Health: February focus on climate justice.

Discover how WE ACT is working to address climate justice in the Public Health Newswire post* Year of Climate Change and Health: A closer look at Northern Manhattan.

*Blog posts only represent the views of the author.

Follow the conversation using the hashtag #ClimateChangesHealth.

Month  Theme
January Introduction to the Year of Climate Change and Health
February Climate Justice and Health
March Clean Energy
April Transportation and Healthy Community Design
May Air Quality, Lung and Heart Health
June Mental Wellness and Resilience
July Agriculture and Food Safety and Security
August Water Quality
September Extreme Weather
October Vulnerable Populations, Focus on Children
November  Tribal and Indigenous Health
December #ActOnClimate

Feb. 27, 2017: Webinar: Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal Global and Generational

Calendar of Events (PDF)
Have a climate and health event you'd like us to add to the calendar? Please email environment@apha.org


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