ASPPH is a partner in the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Year of Climate Change and Health. As a “Gold” level partner, ASPPH has agreed to share information through our various networks, contribute to monthly theme content, and host conferences or meetings on climate change and health. ASPPH earlier partnered in April’s Climate and Health meeting at the Carter Center in Atlanta.
APHA declared 2017 as the Year of Climate Change and Health in an effort to increase awareness of the health impacts of climate change: and to mobilize action on climate change to protect health.
The effort has taken on increased urgency in light of Trump Administration effort to hamper climate science. For example, on March 9, Scott Pruitt, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, rejected the established science of climate change. The Administration also is proposing huge budget and personnel cuts to federal agencies involved in climate science, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.