American Public Health Association

The American Public Health Association (APHA) champions the health of all people and all communities. Its mission is to improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status to ultimately create the healthiest nation in one generation.

APHA's Center for Climate, Health and Equity is the leading voice on the connection between climate and public health.

Our climate, health, and equity work is most focused on:

Leading public health efforts to inspire action on climate and health, advancing policy and galvanizing the field to address climate change.

This is important because:

We need to pivot the US efforts so that climate change is a national priority with broad political and social support. In our vision, the nation will address climate change in ways that improve public health and health equity. 

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