US Climate and Health Alliance

Climate Change and Health Communications: Workshop Report

June 21, 2016 Public Health Institute

We brought together 20 leading health and climate change communications experts for an initial dialogue that provided insight into further steps required to develop health-specific communications strategy and messages to more effectively leverage the health voice for action on climate change. Research has shown that health professionals are trusted messengers and best suited to relay health messages health. Some research suggests that framing climate change as a health issue engenders a more hopeful response and provides motivation for action. Yet few health professionals currently feel comfortable talking about climate change. Read the report.