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National Resources on Climate Change and Human Health

2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change: This multidisciplinary and international program maps out the impacts of climate change, and the necessary policy responses, to ensure the highest attainable standards of health for populations worldwide.

American Public Health Association – Climate Change Resources: The nation’s leading public health organization has produced webinars, fact sheets, infographics, and policy statements on climate change and health.

CDC Climate and Health Program: This federal programs helps ensure that communities are adequately prepared for health challenges that come with climate change.

Children’s Environmental Health Symposium 2015: This research symposium centered on the impacts of climate change on children’s health. Videos of symposium sessions are available on this website.

Climate @ Emory Research: This interdisciplinary, university-wide initiative seeks to advance climate change scholarship, teaching, partnership, and engagement at Emory and beyond.

Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Health: This article from The Journal of the American Medical Association,  based on a meta analysis of research published between 2009 and 2014, finds that evidence over the past 20 years indicates that climate change can be associated with adverse health outcomes.

Climate for Health: This network of leaders from across the health sector is committed to advancing climate solutions to protect the health and well being of Americans.

Climate Signals: This science-based platform for cataloging and mapping the impacts of climate change is a project of Climate Nexus. A searchable, curated database allows users to explore how climate change is affecting the world.

EPA Climate Impacts on Human Health: The EPA produces fact sheets that highlight the health impacts of climate change at different stages of life and for certain populations of concern. Included in these fact sheets are:

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment: This scientific assessment, which is called for under the President’s Climate Action Plan, examines how climate change is already affecting human health and the changes that may occur in the future.

WHO Global Programme on Climate Change and Human Health: Guided by a World Health Assembly Resolution and workplan endorsed by all of its Member States, WHO provides a comprehensive programme to protect health from climate risks, and to ensure that actions to mitigate climate change also protect and improve people’s health.

US Climate and Health Alliance: This national network of health and public health organizations and professionals dedicated to addressing the threats of climate change to health. Their resources page contains a searchable collection of curated, credible, current resources.