Climate Change

Climate change is the biggest health threat of our lifetimes and will impact vulnerable populations the most significantly. The environmental health field works at this intersection of health and the environment and plays a key role in developing solutions and helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Climate & Health Guides

Our new Climate & Health guides were created specifically for environmental public health programs to help you integrate climate & health into environmental health programming and healthcare sector partnerships.

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Climate for Health Partnership

Climate for Health Partnership's program partners with health associations and institutions to make climate change a top national health priority. EcoAmerica has compiled climate-focused resources to help local health departments take climate action, including a Climate Ambassador training.

Climate Ambassadors earn continuing education credits and learn about climate and health at the same time. With this self-paced four-hour training, you will strengthen your knowledge about climate change, working for climate solutions, and how to speak and advocate on the issue with confidence and success.

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Register to be a Climate AmbassadorAdditional Resources

We published an article exploring perceptions of climate change based on the results of the American Climate Metrics Survey. In this article, we examine select trends in the survey results and provide recommendations for supporting the environmental public health workforce to implement climate change mitigation and adaptation activities in their communities.

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We are committed to working towards 100% clean energy use by 2030, as outlined in our declaration. We have also published a policy statement supporting funding and education for the environmental health workforce to address climate change.

Climate PolicyDeclaration

Impact of Climate Change on Alaskan Native Communities Webinar

This webinar highlights the environmental public health impacts of climate change on Alaskan Native communities, including food sovereignty/food safety, mental and behavioral health, cultural and spiritual practices, resilience and adaptation, and how local Alaskan organizations are addressing these impacts.

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Learn More

  • Climate Change Resources & Tools compiled specifically for environmental health professionals, NEHA | Webpage
  • Climate and Health Committee provides resources to address the environmental and public health impacts from climate change, NEHA | Webpage
  • Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework, CDC | Webpage