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Why We Need Climate, Health, and Equity in All Policies

2014 | Download

In a commentary for the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, PHI's Dr. Linda Rudolph and Solange Gould call for a global movement to address climate change, health equity, social and environmental justice and sustainability at the same time. We "cannot afford" to tackle them separately. "The root causes are the same, the stakes are too high, the need for action too urgent, and the opportunities for synergy too great." 

Public health has an important part to play but cannot succeed alone, the authors write.