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Climate Change

Climate Change, Health, and Equity: A Guide for Local Health Departments (2018)

Download the guide In 2005, 35 individuals died over a 9-day period of extreme...

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Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational (Webinar) (2017)

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has declared 2017 the Year of Climate Change and Health. Tune in to this recording of the year's ...

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PHI's Linda Rudolph on Viral Podcast: Public Health and Climate Change (2017)

How does climate change impact our health, and what can communities do to to take action? In this episode of Viral, hosts Linsey Grove and Quin...

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PHI's Mary Pittman and Linda Rudolph on KPFA's "About Health" (2017)

The role of public health can often go unseen by the general public—until there's a crisis. What can we do to change this perception? How...

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Protecting the Health and Well-being of Communities in a Changing Climate: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief (2017)

A March 13, 2017 workshop explored the implications of climate change for population health and the potential mitigation and adaptation strategies ...

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6 Ways Climate Change Harms Health in California (2016)

Our health and climate are inextricably linked. From polluted air quality to shrinking food and waters supplies, communities across California&mdas...

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A Physician’s Guide to Climate Change, Health and Equity (2016)

Physicians are trusted in their communities on issues of health and wellness, which makes them invaluable messengers when it comes to helping indiv...

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An Assessment of the Health and Safety Implications of Coal Transport through Oakland (2016)

Public Health Advisory Panel on Coal in Oakland: JUNE 13, 2016 A panel of public health experts considered the health and safety implications r...

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Climate and Health Posters (2016)

What does climate change have to do with allergies, heart health, heat-related diseases, asthma and our food? Created by PHI's Center ...

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Climate Change and Health Communications: Workshop Summary (2016)

Health is a shared value across a wide spectrum of the U.S. population. Using a health frame to communicate to the public and policy makers ab...

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PHI's Linda Rudolph on "Climate Health, Your Health: Prevention Is Protection" (2016)

Climate disruption is not only a threat to the planet's ecosystems, but is harming our health.  Dr. Linda Rudolph from PHI's ...

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PHI's Linda Rudolph on "Climate One: Health Hazards of One Degree" (2016)

Global warming is hitting closer to home than we think, from a neighborhood child gasping with asthma to a parent collapsing from heatstroke. These...

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Webinar: Lancet Countdown on Public Health and Climate Change (2016)

In December 2016, Island Press, the Public Health Institute and the Security and Sustainability Forum held a webinar introducing the Lancet Countdo...

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What Do Guatemalan Households Say About LPG? (2016)

Through market research in Guatemala, PHI identified the key motivators for women who cook with propane gas (LPG), including ease of use, speed and...

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Act on Climate: California Communities Addressing Climate Change and Health (2015)

From solar buses in Gilroy to resilience and adaptation planning in West Oakland to promotora education in National City, California communities ar...

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Climate Change, Health, and Equity: Opportunities for Action (2015)

  Climate change and health inequities are the greatest global health threats of the 21st century. In this report, PHI's Center for Cl...

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Climate Change and Health: A Framework for Action (2014)

This framework maps climate change processes against a social determinants of health framework to identify opportunities for action at the intersec...

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Framework for Approaching Climate Change and Health (2014)

This presentation by Jonathan Patz, Director of the Global Health Institute, discusses the implications for health of climate change. Download ...

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Why We Need Climate, Health, and Equity in All Policies (2014)

In a commentary for the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, PHI's Dr. Linda Rudolph and Solange Gould call...

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Climate Change and Health (2013)

During testimony before a state Senate committee on May 16, Dr. Linda Rudolph presented these slides highlighting some of the many ways climat...

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Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown (2013)

In a June 14 open letter, the Public Health Institute and its partners call on Gov. Jerry Brown to swiftly restore $500 million ...

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PHI Comments on EPA's Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants (2013)

November 19, 2013 Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mail Code 2822T 1200 Pennsylvania ...

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PHI Submission to California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2013 (2013)

Read the Public Health Institute’s submission to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which asks for the prioritization of funding for ...

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Working with Other Movements to Achieve Community Health Goals: Climate Change, Health in All Policies, and More (2011)

In California, two policy-oriented movements offer tremendous opportunities for communities working to build community health and health equity by ...

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