Climate change is the biggest health emergency we face today. Join APHA in taking swift, ambitious action to mitigate the health effects of climate change.
Who We Are
APHA’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity leads public health efforts to inspire action on climate and health equity, advance policy and galvanize the field to address the climate crisis.
Why Is Climate Change a Public Health Issue?
As rising global temperatures disrupt the interconnected systems in our environment, we are vulnerable to catastrophic conditions.
Extreme heat, severe storms, air pollution, wildfires and the spread of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases threaten the physical and mental health of all communities.
APHA focuses on protecting populations who are disproportionately affected, including people living with disabilities and chronic illnesses, communities of color, people experiencing homelessness and outdoor workers.
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Questions? Email Gill Capper, program manager, APHA's Center for Climate, Health and Equity.