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CEP designated APHA Gold Change Champion

1 month ago | Jun 20, 2017
By: CEP Staff,

CEP designated APHA Gold Change Champion


We hear a lot about the ways climate change will impact our environment, but did you know that we are already experiencing health impacts, like increased rates of asthma and heart disease?  Climate change will impact some communities more than others, and the public health community is taking notice.


#ClimateChangesHealth

The American Public Health Association (APHA) named  2017 The Year of Climate Change and Health. All year long they’re hosting webinars, workshops, and sharing handouts and articles about climate change and health. The Climate + Energy Project joined APHA’s program as a Gold Change Champion, with the commitment to increasing public awareness on climate change and health.  


 

Each month APHA has a theme connecting climate change and health. This month the theme is Mental Wellness and Resilience. Stay tuned this month for CEP’s livestreaming with NAMI Kansas; National Alliance on Mental Illness. We’ll be discussing mental health as it relates to climate change.


CEP focuses on the climate/health connection with our work in the Clean Energy = Clean Air Coalition and the WEALTH partnership.  Clean energy and energy efficiency save money and energy while preserving our natural resources, but they also build community resilience and improve public health.


Over the course of the year, we will offer many opportunities for you to learn about the connections between climate change and health and engage with others exploring the issues.  Here are just a few:



Not sure how climate and health are related?  Send us your questions!  Look forward to upcoming blogs unpacking the issues.

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