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.
Resources for Integrating Environmental Justice and Climate and Health
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.
Climate Health and Adaptation Mitigation Partnership Program
The CHAMP program encourages local jurisdictions to progress toward meeting Healthy People 2030 objectives, promotes health equity by raising awareness of how climate change-associated environmental health hazards disproportionately impact the health of various communities and population groups, and helps to advance CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework.
Climate for Health
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.
Use code NEHA to register.
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 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