June 2020: NEHA Climate and Health Position Statement (PDF)
February 2017: NEHA Climate Change Policy Statement (PDF)
NEHA's President's Column: The Impacts of Climate Change Are at Our Doorstep!
Please see NEHA's President's column in its November 2018 Journal of Environmental Health, The Impacts of Climate Change Are at Our Doorstop. The column stresses the need for the environmental health profession to address the impacts of climate change on our work in areas such as air, water, vector control, food, safety, and the built environment.
4th National Climate Assessment
The National Climate Assessment is a congressional-mandated report released about every four years on what climate change means for the U.S. The report is produced by federal agencies comprising the U.S. Global Change Research Program, a presidential initiative started by President Ronald Reagan and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The findings consolidate key messages and supporting evidence from 16 national-level topic chapters, ten regional chapters, and two chapters that focus on mitigation and adaptation response strategies.
Webinar Recording: NEHA and ecoAmerica: A Sneak-Peek at Two AEC Climate and Health Sessions, May 23, 2018
Climate and Health Blogs:
As part of its partnership with ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health, NEHA is contributing blogs on climate change.
December 2018: NEHA’s Declaration on 100% Clean Energy by 2030 written by NEHA Staff.
October 2018: NEHA and Climate for Health Release New Video Addressing Climate Change Impacts & Solutions written by NEHA Staff and members of NEHA's Climate Change Committee.
August 2018: Climate Change and the Built Environment: It’s Time to Make Changes written by Felix I. Zemel, MCP, MPH, DrPHc, Co-Chair of NEHA's Climate Change Committee.
June 2018: Humans Have a Right to Clean Air and a Healthy Climate written by Richard Valentine, NEHA’s Climate Change Technical Advisor and Chair of its Climate Change Committee.
May 2018: NEHA Members’ Climate and Health Awareness: Challenges, Growth, and Solutions written by NEHA staff. The blog is written based on NEHA's Climate Metrics Survey results report in partnership with ecoAmerica and Climate for Health.
February 2018: Honoring Our Heritage, Leaving a Legacy: Environmental Health and Climate Change written by NEHA's Climate Change Committee member, Richard Hicks.
Please see other related climate change blogs.
Asthma, Allergies, Chronic Disease, and Climate Change: Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio
Protecting Food, Air, and Water: Environmental Health: Domestic Preparedness Podcast
AEC Climate Change Sessions and Related Topics
NEHA 2019 AEC Educational Sessions
NEHA 2010 - 2015 AEC Recorded Climate Change and Sustainability Sessions
Articles by Journal of Environmental Health:
April 2017: Reframing Climate Change for Environmental Health
April 2017: A Comparison of Heat Wave Response Plans From an Aged Care Facility Perspective
March 2017: E-Journal Bonus Article: A Study of Parents’ Perception of Air Pollution and Its Effect on Their Children’s Respiratory Health in Nanchang, China
November 2016: An Assessment of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated With the Use of Water, Sand, and Chemicals in Shale Gas Production of the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale
May 2016: Association Between Asthma Hospital Visits and Ozone Concentration in Maricopa County, Arizona (2007–2012)
May 2016: Associations Between Ultrafine Particles and Co-Pollutant Concentrations in the Tampa Bay Area
January/February 2016: The Impact of Extremes in Outdoor Temperature and Sunshine Exposure on Birth Weight
April 2014: 2012 NEHA/UL Sabbatical Report Vulnerability to Potential Impacts of Climate Change: Adaptation and Risk Communication Strategies for Environmental Health Practitioners in the United Kingdom (PDF)
October 2012: Altitude and Environmental Climate Effects on Bronchiolitis Severity Among Children Presenting to the Emergency Department (PDF)
Articles by Dr. David Dyjack:
September 2014: The Implications for Public Health when “Weird Weather” becomes the New Normal
April 2014: Local Public Health Department Funding for Climate Change
March 2014: Water Scarcity: California Drought Prompts Tough Questions for Public Health
APHA Climate Change Information
CDC/APHA Climate and Health Meeting, February 16, 2017, Atlanta, GA
NACCHO Climate Change Information
NACCHO Report: Local Health Departments Prepare for the Health Impacts of Climate Change
Climate and Health Innovation Challenge Series
EPA Climate Change Information
United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Change
U.S. Climate & Health Alliance
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit: Tribal Nations
WHO, Climate Change and Human Health