Tools for health advocates to speak out on climate change
With significant threats looming for environmental health at the federal level, state health advocates are more valuable than ever. Weigh in on climate and health! We are sharing tools to help. Maryland's public health was advanced last week when state legislators overrode the Governor's Veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act.
This win is essential to creating healthier air and lungs across Maryland. Dr. Leana Wen emphasized the link between public health and environmental policy by delivering an outstanding keynote speech in Annapolis at the Environmental Legislative Summit. Dr. Wen invites you to continue the conversation by signing up for the Baltimore City Health Department list serv.
This 120-page document is a resource to strengthen and inform health professionals on climate change, health, and equity. This comprehensive resource is designed to support health voices with media interviews, visits with legislators or policymakers, or presentations such as Grand Rounds, community talks and more.
It includes a chapter on Climate Change, Health, and Health Inequities, withdiscussion of extreme heat, allergens, infectious disease, and mental health