The U.S. Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda lists ten policy recommendations to provide a roadmap to develop coordinated strategies for simultaneously tackling climate change, health, and equity. Climate change is a public health emergency. We call on our nation’s leaders to act now by mobilizing climate actions for our health, and health actions for our climate. With the right policies and investments today, we have the opportunity to realize our vision of healthy people in healthy places on a healthy planet.
ORGANIZATIONS AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:
View/Sign the Policy Action Agenda
Congressional investments can ensure a more rapid transition to healthier, non-combustion renewable energy and ensure we achieve the Biden’s Administration’s goal of 50-52% reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Join us in calling on the Biden Administration to ensure that compromises on climate investments don’t lead to compromised health and health equity.
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Congressional action is urgently needed to protect the health of the American people from the harmful effects of climate change – now and in the future. Taking the actions necessary to address climate change will help ensure our children’s futures; they are also an investment that will improve the health of everyone in our communities almost immediately.
Join us in calling on Congress to make smart, healthy, and equitable investments in America that will provide real and substantial health and climate benefits – now and in the decades to come.
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A set of recommendations directed to HHS from health professionals and organizations, which address functions such as research (e.g., at NIH), public health protection (e.g., at CDC), health care resilience (e.g. at CMS), and incorporation of health into the nation’s nationally determined contributions under the UNFCCC.
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS & ORGANIZATIONS:
View/Sign the Recommendations for the Department of Health and Human Services
This letter from health professionals and organizations urges President Biden to be ambitious as he crafts the U.S. NDC. In return, we offer President Biden a promise: America’s health professionals will work tirelessly with this Administration, and with all future Presidents and their Administrations, to help America deliver on ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions. We know that doing so is one of the most important ways we can help ensure the good health and wellbeing of all Americans.
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS & ORGANIZATIONS:
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We call on the Biden-Harris Administration to act now on the climate health emergency by proactively integrating climate, health and equity in decision-making across the whole of government. With the right staff, policies, and investments today, we have the opportunity to multisolve to our key interconnected challenges and to realize our vision of healthy people in healthy places on a healthy planet.
View/Sign the Recommendations for the Biden-Harris Administration
Health Voices for Climate Action is a coalition of health and medical organizations collecting stories from health professionals on the front lines in clinics, hospitals, community organizations, and public health agencies across the nation.
Research shows that people who understand that climate is a health issue are more likely to support climate solutions, many of which bring quick and significant health and health equity benefits.
Watch these heartfelt videos as doctors and nurses, in states across the US, speak about how climate change is affecting the health of their patients.
This Letter to Congress asked our nation’s leaders to make sure no American is forced to choose between their health and their right to vote.
Take Action: Ensure the Right to Vote Without Risking Health