Year of Climate Change and Health Partners


"Climate change is public health's greatest challenge...Everyone has a role in public health and climate change whether they know it or not." -- APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin at the Year of Climate Change and Health Kickoff Meeting

APHA has declared that 2017 is the Year of Climate Change and Health. Goals for the year: 

Increase awareness of the health impacts of climate change: and

Mobilize action on climate change to protect health

Help build momentum for the movement. Join us in the Year of Climate Change and Health, and become a partner. Your contribution, whether large or small, is invaluable. How can you partner with APHA as a Change Agent, Change Maker or Climate Champion?

  • Organizational partners can support the Year of Climate Change and Health many ways, including sharing information with your network, contributing to monthly theme content, hosting a conference or meeting on climate change and health, and much more. Become an organizational partner.
  • Individual partners can commit to any of a wide range of climate activities including reducing their carbon footprint, improving the energy efficiency of their homes, posting about climate change on social media, recycling, contacting their legislators about climate change, attending town meetings, and many more. Become an individual partner.

As a Year of Climate Change and Health partner, you will help critical information reach a wider audience while helping improve understanding and action around climate change and health. Let's work together to make sure both the best science and policies that address health are in every conversation about climate change solutions.

Download the Social Media Toolkit. (PDF)

Year of Climate Change and Health Partners:

Adaptation International  Allergy & Asthma Network  The American Institute of Architects American Lung Association  American Planning Association   APMA Association for Prevention Teaching and ResearchAssociation of Schools & Programs of Public Health   Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Baltimore Office of Sustainability  Build Healthy Places Network  Center for Climate Change & Health  Children's Environmental Health Network  Citizens' Climate Lobby  Clean Air Carolina   Climate for Health  climate + energy project    The Climate Reality Project  Delaware Academy of Medicine DPHA   Denver Environmental HealthEmory University Climate@Emory   The Global Climate and Health Alliance Health Care Without Harm   ite A Community of Transportation Professionals International Transformational Resilience Coalition  Iowa Public Health Association   Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future   Kansas WEALTH  The Kresge Foundation  MAHA Medical Advocates for Healthy Air  Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health   Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center  Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health & the Environment MOMS clean air FORCE fighting for our kids' health Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University NAACP    National Recreation and Park Association    Natural Resources Defense Council   Ohio Public Health Association The Voice of Public Health Oregon Health Authority   Tree Pennsylvania PA Urban & Community Forestry Council Physicians for Social Responsibility   Planetary Health Alliance  Public Health Foundation   SMANA Social Marketing Association of North America  Stanford Center for Innovation in Global HealthCenter for Health & the Global Environment University of Washington   Urban Health Lab   US Climate and Health Alliance  VALoR Institute & Alliance


Year of Climate Change and Health Calendar of Events (PDF)
Have a climate and health event you'd like us to add to the calendar? Please email


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 Co-benefits of Climate Change Mitigation

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