The Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and Health, in partnership with the California Medical Association Foundation, the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations and the National Medical Association, is releasing a new resource to strengthen and inform the physician voice on climate change, health and equity. The document, titled, A Physician’s Guide to Climate Change, Health and Equity, focuses on the following topics:
• The specific climate change problem(s);
• Its impacts on health and equity;
• What can be done; and
• An “ask” or call to action.
The guide provides an overview of the basics related to climate change, health equity, and physician experiences using the above topics, and dives deeper into specific climate change and health impacts and co-benefit solutions. It also includes special focus topics, such as how climate change affects children, pregnant women and workers. For more information and to download the full resource, visit the Center for Climate Change and Health website.