US Climate and Health Alliance
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Members

Organizational members of the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance are shown below. Should you wish to identify individual members in your region, please email us at info@usclimateandhealthalliance.org.

Air Alliance Houston

Our mission is to reduce air pollution in the Houston region and protect public health and environmental integrity through research, education, and advocacy.

Allergy & Asthma Network

Allergy & Asthma Network is a multidisciplinary, patient-centered network dedicated to ending needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through outreach, education, advocacy and research. Since 1985 we have helped millions of families by providing medically accurate, patient-friendly information to win over asthma and allergies.

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

Mount Rainier

Maryland

envirn.org

We work with nurses and nursing organizations on climate change and health - education, advocacy, etc.

American Medical Student Association

Sterling

Virginia

amsa.org

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Our strength is giving power to medical students to take action and create change about issues that they care about. AMSA focuses on numerous issues as they relate to health, equity and climate change throughout every leadership year. We do this via writing, advocacy, policy statements, lobby day, programming and everyday actions of our AMSA members.

American Public Health Association

Washington

District of Columbia

apha.org

APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. APHA strengthens the public health profession by speaking out for public health issues and policies backed by science. The only organization that influences federal policy, APHA has a 140-plus year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health.

Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE)

Seattle

Washington

globalchange.uw.edu

CHanGE (The Center for Health and the Global Environment) envisions a world of individuals, communities, and nations with the knowledge, capacity, and tools to effectively and efficiently manage the risks global environmental change is presenting to human health and well-being. We consult on and conduct research around all aspects of climate change and health. Our work includes issues around heat, active transport, and other policies and programs that can affect health.

Children's Environmental Health Network

Washington

District of Columbia

cehn.org

The Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) is a national multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment.

City of Berkeley Public Health Division

Berkeley

California

The Berkeley Public Health Division is made up of public health nurses, community outreach workers, health educators, health care providers, and other public health professionals who are all committed to eliminating health inequities in Berkeley. The Public Health Division provides direct services for individuals and families and work together to address the social, educational, economic, and environmental inequities that affect health. The Public Health Division works to ensure the health and well being of all Berkeley residents and believes that every person in Berkeley has the right to good health.

Climate 911

Bayside

California

climate911.org

CLIMATE 911 is a national network of health professionals who take action once a month to support healthy climate policy. Our prescription for climate action can cut greenhouse gases while reducing rates of top killer diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. We monitor the scientific literature about climate and health; disseminate up to date information to our colleagues, policymakers, and the general public; and advocate for public policies to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Resolve

Los Angeles

California

climateresolve.org

Climate Resolve is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to creating real, practical solutions to meet the climate challenge while building a better city for Angelenos today and in the future. Our mission is to make Southern California more livable and prosperous today and for generations to come by inspiring people at home, at work, and in government to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare for climate impacts. To achieve our mission, we:

■ Promote practical solutions for Southern California;
■ Build collaborations to implement regional climate initiatives;
■ Develop communication strategies that make local climate impacts relatable;
■ Share our approach as a model for cities and regions across the world to create lasting global change.

Florida Institute for Health Innovation

West Palm Beach

Florida

flhealthinnovation.org

The Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) believes that today’s health challenges require a new way of working based on shared leadership; aligning root causes and strategy and measurable results. FIHI believes that innovative collaborations produce innovative solutions for healthier communities. A nonprofit public health institute, FIHI facilitates data-driven, results-based collaborative action; conducts community-focused research and evaluation, and provides impartial analysis of policy health impacts.

George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication

The mission of George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) is to conduct unbiased public engagement research --- and help government agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies apply the results of this research --- so that collectively, we can stabilize our planet's life sustaining climate.

Health Care Without Harm

Alameda

California

hcwh.org

The Climate program for Health Care Without Harm works with health care workers, health care professionals, and hospitals to promote climate leadership. Examples of strategies include employee engagement, clean tech investment, fossil fuel divestment, resiliency, and identifying and supporting clinical climate champions.

Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate

Minneapolis

Minnesota

hpforhc.org

We are Minnesota physicians, nurses and allied health care providers committed to bringing the voice of health care to the public debate on clean energy, fossil fuel related pollution and our changing climate. We believe that Climate Change will be one of the greatest public health challenges in human history. Further, it is our conviction that those of us entrusted with the health of our patients, their families and communities have a responsibility to speak out on this most complex of issues.

Health Resources in Action

Boston

Massachusetts

hria.org

For over fifty years, Health Resources in Action (HRIA) has been a leader in developing programs that advance public health and medical research. Through their Community Health and Medical Foundation divisions, HRIA workS with governments, communities, scientists, and nonprofit organizations that share an imperative for resolving today’s most critical public health issues through policy, research, prevention, and health promotion.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Los Angeles

California

lacounty.gov

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) is a full-service local health department serving the public health needs of the most populous county in the United States. With nearly 10 million residents in unincorporated areas and 88 cities, Los Angeles County’s demographic and geographic diversity, along with socio-economic and cultural factors, presents many public health challenges and opportunities related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. In 2014, DPH adopted its Five Point Plan to Reduce the Health Impacts of Climate Change, and released two reports outlining the health impacts of climate change in Los Angeles County and the role of various government agencies in addressing climate change.

Louisiana Public Health Institute

New Orleans

Louisiana

lphi.org

Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) serves as a partner and convener to improve population-level health outcomes. LPHI's mission is to improve the health and quality of life of all Louisianans regardless of where they live, work, learn or play. LPHI coordinates and manages public health programs and initiatives in the areas of health systems development and community health improvement and provides an array of services to help meet the needs of local and national partner organizations.

Moms Clean Air Force

Washington

District of Columbia

momscleanairforce.org

Moms Clean Air Force is a community of 1,000,000 moms and dads united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. We arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools, and on-the-ground events. We work across the US on national and local policy issues, through a vibrant network of state-based field teams. Our moms meet with lawmakers at every level of government to build support for commonsense solutions to pollution. Moms have passion and power – an unbeatable combination. We are harnessing the strength of mother love to fight back against polluters.

National Association of County and City Health Officials

Washington

District of Columbia

naccho.org

NACCHO works to increase local health department (LHD) awareness of and access to relevant tools, information, and other resources to prepare for and address the health effects of climate change. NACCHO also works to ensure that LHD perspectives and priorities are represented to government, partners, and others and are included in policy developments.

National Environmental Health Association

Denver

Colorado

neha.org

NEHA has been training and educating environmental health professionals since 1937, from Ebola and Chikungunya to bed bugs and E-coli, wherever human health and the environment intersect. NEHA is building the capacity of local and state health departments and agencies to address, mitigate, and adapt to climate change, specifically addressing the health impact and effects of climate change with training and educational resources. Staff skills include communication skills, policy expertise, spokesperson experience, network connections, and education/resources.

National Nursing Centers Consortium

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

nncc.us

The National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) advances nurse-led health care through policy, consultation, programs and applied research to reduce health disparities and meet people’s primary care and wellness needs. NNCC takes the lead in developing and running community programs, in partnership with member clinics, which help people lead healthier and safer lives. In alignment with this, NNCC has a long and successful history in providing a variety of environmental health services, including several initiatives concerning climate change and health.

Oregon Public Health Institute

Portland

Oregon

ophi.org

Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI) is an independent nonprofit organization committed to building vibrant and healthy communities in Oregon. We convene diverse individuals and organizations to inspire meaningful community led collaboration. Our consulting team has the technical expertise and understanding of best practices to help public and private partners adopt innovative, sustainable policies and programs that reflect their unique needs and enhance health, improve equity, and reduce disparities.

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Washington

District of Columbia

PSR.org

PSR is a network of all types of health professionals, students and advocates across the U.S. and concentrated in 20 chapters in 15 states along with a national office. Our members and staff provide public education and outreach about the health threats of climate change and their solutions. We are currently pushing for implementation of the Clean Power Plan. We work to keep fossil fuels including methane in the ground and work to stop fossil fuels exports. We bring information about the health threats of mining, burning and transporting natural gas, coal and oil to policymakers along with the health benefits of developing sustainable means of electricity, transport and heating.

Public Health Institute

Oakland

California

phi.org

PHI brings together experts to develop new, collaborative approaches to public health challenges around the globe. PHI’s Center for Climate Change & Health contributes to building healthy and climate-resilient communities that have the right tools to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The Center engages local leaders, scientists, policymakers, health care providers and civil society in mainstreaming the protection of health across a wide range of policies and sectors. It promotes strategies that reduce long-term climate change, promote climate resilient communities, protect all people from the health impacts of climate change, and optimize health and health equity outcomes.

Rhode Island Department of Health

Providence

Rhode Island

health.ri.gov

The Climate Change Program at the RI Dept. of Health aims to assist our State and Rhode Islanders in preparing for climate change through both mitigation and adaptation efforts, building resiliency in our communities, and reducing the public health burdens related to climate effects.

San Francisco Department of Public Health

San Francisco

California

sfdph.org

The impacts of climate change on human health are a major concern, particularly for populations with known health disparities. In response to this pressing public health issue, in 2010 The San Francisco Department of Public Health created its Climate and Health Program. The goal of the program is to help San Francisco develop ways to anticipate health effects of climate change by applying climate science, predicting health impacts, and preparing flexible programs. The Climate and Health program receives funding from the CDC to participate in the Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative. The products of our Climate and Health Program are summarized at our website http://www.sfclimatehealth.org.

Social Justice Learning Institute

Inglewood

California

sjli.org

The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) is dedicated to improving the education, health, and well-being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training, and community mobilization. SJLI envisions communities where individuals use their agency to improve each other’s lives. SJLI works with youth, residents, local schools, districts and city officials to increase educational opportunities through innovative programs and sustainable practices. SJLI also develops and manages programs that advance academic, food, and environmental justice.

The International Transformational Resilience Coalition

The International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC) is composed of over 200 mental health, trauma treatment, emergency response and other professionals working to address the mental health and psychosocial impacts of climate change. We provide research, skills building, and policy expertise on personal and psychosocial resilience to the traumas and toxic stresses generated by climate change.

The Nature Conservancy

San Francisco

California

nature.org

Climate change is one of the world’s most urgent challenges and an immediate risk to our communities, economies, and to our conservation mission. We must act – as individuals, in our communities, as business leaders, and as policymakers. The Nature Conservancy promotes practical, innovative solutions to create a prosperous, low-carbon future that is cleaner, healthier, and more secure for everyone.

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment

Salt Lake City

Utah

uphe.org

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE) is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of the citizens of Utah by promoting science-based health education and interventions that result in progressive and measurable improvements to the environment. With 3,000 members including approximately 400 doctors in Utah and more than 6,000 social media followers, UPHE has educated the public about the risks of air pollution on health for since we were formed in 2007. UPHE has provided in-depth, scientific and technical information to state and federal agencies on projects and rules that could affect public health in Utah. Because of UPHE’s outreach efforts, Utah’s air quality is frequently covered by print and broadcast media and is often cited in polls as a top issue of concern for many Utahans.