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ASPPH Joins Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education

ASPPH has joined the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE), which was founded in 2017 by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health to advance the training of health professionals globally to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the health impacts of climate change. The GCCHE vision was first conceived during the December 2015 United Nations’ 21st Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-21) in Paris, France.

Since 2017, nearly 200 health professions schools and programs from 30 countries have joined the GCCHE, with the ASPPH becoming the first association member. ASPPH members and academic institutions of the health professions are invited to join the GCCHE, which aims to increase the number of health professionals worldwide who focus their work on the health impacts of climate change by:

GCCHE members participate through email correspondence, webinars, and an interactive web portal that provides resources and information for educators on the health impacts of climate change. These communications provide opportunities for members to discuss strategies, challenges, and success stories for integrating climate change and planetary health into health professions education.

Current list of members

The Mailman School invites representatives of health professions schools to join the GCCHE by completing this form.

Learn more, or contact Ms. Brittany Shea: bes2161@cumc.columbia.edu with questions.