What is Climate Medicine?
Climate Medicine is a critical new approach
to educate and prepare
health professionals, hospitals, and communities
for the impacts of climate change on human health.
Why do we need Climate Medicine?
According to the CDC
'Climate change, together with other natural and human-made health stressors, influences human health and disease in numerous ways. Some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Not everyone is equally at risk. Important considerations include age, economic resources, and location.'
According to the WHO
'Climate change is the biggest health threat facing humanity'.
Climate and Health Foundation supports Climate Medicine
The first Climate & Health Science Policy Fellowship and the first academic endowed chair in Climate Medicine in the United States were created through a partnership between the Climate and Health Foundation and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
The Climate and Health Foundation (CHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The Climate and Health Foundation (CHF) supports the Climate & Health Science Policy Fellowship at the University of Colorado. The purpose is to empower health care professionals through education, policy, and communication skills. Our goal is to train highly credible, knowledgeable health leaders in clinical, basic science, and policy settings.