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Yale: Launches Center for Climate Change and Health

A new center has been established at the Yale School of Public Health to address climate change, one of the crucial environmental and public health challenges of the 21st century.

The Yale Center on Climate Change and Health (YCCCH), which evolved from the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative, aims to utilize research, education, public health practice, and service to help achieve a stable and safe climate in which public health and diverse ecosystems thrive.

Dean Sten H. Vermund, said that YCCCH will fundamentally reshape the way the Yale School of Public Health — and Yale — address climate change.

“This is significant step forward for the Yale School of Public Health,” Dr. Vermund said. “I am excited to see what important contributions our new research center will make to our understanding of climate change and how we might mitigate human suffering caused by weather. Our partnerships with our sister schools at Yale are an especially appealing element of the YCCCH.”

The Yale School of Public Health is among a handful of public health schools in the world to have a center dedicated solely to climate change and health. The program is directed by professor, Dr. Robert Dubrow.

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