Recommendations for the Department of Health and Human Services

A group of health professionals and organizations has come together to assemble recommendations for HHS. These build on an earlier set of Administration-wide recommendations on climate, health, and equity which gained broad support from health organizations and were well received. This new set of recommendations is directed specifically to HHS. It addresses 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 organizations and health professionals wishing to endorse these recommendations may do so by clicking the appropriate buttons below. Individual signer's institutional affiliations are provided for identification purposes only, and do not imply institutional endorsement.

For further information please contact:
Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH   frumkin@uw.edu 
Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH   dickjackson@ucla.edu
Georges Benjamin, MD, MPH   georges.benjamin@apha.org
Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH   linda.rudolph@phi.org
Jessica Wolff, MSN, MBA   jwolff@hcwh.org


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Organizations

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
African Heritage Physician Assistant Caucus
Allergy & Asthma Network
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Altos Eye Physicians
American Association for Community Psychiatry
American College of Preventive Medicine
American Geophysical Union
American Meteorological Society
American Psychological Association
American Public Health Association
Association of Academic Physiatrists
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Boston College
Break the Cycle of Health Disparities, Inc
California Communities Against Toxics
Climate and Health Program, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Climate for Health / ecoAmerica
Climate Health Now
Climate Psychiatry Alliance
College of Public Health, University of Georgia
College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health
George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action
Georgia State Medical Association, Inc.
Health Care Without Harm
Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
Health Sciences, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University
Healthy Air and Water Colorado
Mass General Center for the Environment and Health
Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health
Medical Students for a Sustainable Future
MI Air MI Health
Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action
National Association of Local Boards of Health
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
National Association of Social Workers
National Environmental Health Association
National League for Nursing
National Medical Association
New Jersey Clinicians for Climate Action
Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action
Pediatricians for Climate Action
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Planetary Health Alliance
Program in Public Health, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
Public Health Institute
Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
School of Community and Global Health, CGU
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), Stony Brook University
School of Public Health, West Virginia University
Society for Pediatric Dermatology
Society for Public Health Education
Society of Behavioral Medicine
Trust for America's Health
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of Washington Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE)
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment
Vermont Climate and Health Alliance
Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action
Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action
Yale Center on Climate Change and Health
Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
African Heritage Physician Assistant Caucus
Allergy & Asthma Network
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Altos Eye Physicians
American Association for Community Psychiatry
American College of Preventive Medicine
American Geophysical Union
American Meteorological Society
American Psychological Association
American Public Health Association
Association of Academic Physiatrists
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Boston College
Break the Cycle of Health Disparities, Inc
California Communities Against Toxics
Climate and Health Program, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Climate for Health / ecoAmerica
Climate Health Now
Climate Psychiatry Alliance
College of Public Health, University of Georgia
College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health
George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action
Georgia State Medical Association, Inc.
Health Care Without Harm
Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
Health Sciences, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University
Healthy Air and Water Colorado
Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health
Medical Students for a Sustainable Future
MI Air MI Health
Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action
National Association of Local Boards of Health
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
National Association of Social Workers
National Environmental Health Association
National League for Nursing
National Medical Association
New Jersey Clinicians for Climate Action
Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action
Pediatricians for Climate Action
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Planetary Health Alliance
Program in Public Health, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
Public Health Institute
Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
School of Community and Global Health, CGU
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), Stony Brook University
School of Public Health, West Virginia University
Society for Pediatric Dermatology
Society for Public Health Education
Society of Behavioral Medicine
Trust for America's Health
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of Washington Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE)
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment
Vermont Climate and Health Alliance
Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action
Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action
Yale Center on Climate Change and Health

Individuals

AL
Paul Erwin, DrPH, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health
CA
Michele Barry, MD
Stanford University
Raymond Baxter, MPA, PhD
W Thomas Boyce, MD
UCSF
Mary Burke, MD
University of California, SF
Robin Cooper, MD
Barbara Erny, MD
Stanton Glantz, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Howard Hu, MD, MPH, PhD
University of Southern California
Richard J Jackson, MD
Lucy Kalanithi, MD
Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD
Michael Schmeltz, DrPH
California State University, East Bay
Gina Solomon, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco
Diana Chapman Walsh, MS, PhD
Sheri Weiser, MA, MD, MPH
CO
Doug Farquhar, JD
CT
Sten Vermund, MD, PhD
Yale School of Public Health
DC
Michael Leifman
FL
Camille Dyer, PA-C
Christopher Uejio, PhD
Florida State University
GA
Matthew Gribble, PhD
Emory University
Anne Mellinger-Birdsong, MD, MPH
Rebecca Philipsborn, MD, MPA
Emory University
Lisa Thompson, PhD
Linda Walden
GCCA
KY
Craig Blakely, MPH, PhD
Robert Jacobs, BS, MS, PhD
MA
Gaurab Basu, MD
Cambridge Health Alliance
Manijeh Berenji, MD, MPH
Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH
Boston Children’s Hospital
Amy Collins, MD
Sandro Galea, MD
Boston University School of Public Health
Marie Studer, PhD
Planetary Health Alliance
MD
Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH
David Dyjack
National Environmental Health Association
Benjamin Zaitchik, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
MI
Elizabeth Del Buono, MD
Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action
MN
Kari Hartwig, DrPH, MA
St. Catherine University
Meghan Mason, MPH, PhD
St. Catherine University - Public Health
Bruce Snyder MD
Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate (MN)
MT
Robert Byron, MD, MPH
NH
Craig Westling, DrPH
Dartmouth College
NM
Heidi Honegger Rogers, DNP, FNP-BC
University of New Mexico
NY
Charles Branas
Columbia University, Department of Epidemiology
Cheryl Healton, DrPH
Richard Miller, PhD
MotherToBaby UR Medicine
Jacques Robert, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Jeffrey Shaman, PhD
Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health
Edwin van Wijngaarden, MS, PhD
University of Rochester
Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD
School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo
Adrienne Wald, BSN, CHES, EdD, MBA, RN
OH
Aparna Bole, MD
Charles Doarn, MBA
James O'Reilly, JD
University of Cincinnati
Alvaro Puga, PhD
Glenn Talaska, MSPH, PhD
PA
Bernard Goldstein, MD
University of Pittsburgh
RI
Sarah Hsu, BA
TX
Andie Lee Gonzalez
Dennis Thombs, PhD
Lesa Walker, MD, MPH
VA
Tara Kreider, MA
Edward Maibach, PhD
George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
Jerome Paulson, MD
American Academy of Pediatrics
WA
Howard Frumkin, DrPH, MD
University of Washington
WI
Pamela Guthman, DNP
Jeff Thompson, MD