The Clinical Climate Change conference is convened by the Institute for Exposomic Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Organizations and institutions supporting the 2022 conference:
The Institute for Exposomic Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the world’s first research institute devoted to the intensive study of the exposome, or the totality of environmental influences on human health. Through the integration of the study of genes and the environment, we are uncovering the complex multifactorial interactions that contribute to the risk of autism, obesity, cancer, neurological disorders, and other conditions of unknown origin. The mission of the Institute is to understand how the complex mix of nutritional, chemical, and social environments affect development and health throughout life and to translate those findings into new strategies for the prevention, early detection and treatment of disease.
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM.org) is the world’s leading general medical journal and website. Continuously published for over 200 years, NEJM publishes peer-reviewed research and interactive clinical content for physicians, educators and the global medical community. NEJM is a publication of NEJM Group, a division of Massachusetts Medical Society.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The Lung Association’s Healthy Air Campaign is an education and advocacy effort with a nearly ten-year track record of health leadership, public education, and advocacy to protect public health from the impacts of air pollution and climate change. The Campaign brings together health and medical organizations, health professionals, and patients and storytellers with personal experience with the impacts of air pollution and climate change to put a human face on the issue for decision-makers.
APHA’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity leads public health efforts to shift the narrative, advance policy and galvanize the field to address climate change. With a long-standing commitment to climate as a health issue, APHA’s Center applies a health equity lens to help shape climate policy, engagement and action to better address the needs of vulnerable populations. The Center works to raise awareness of the public health implications of climate change, promote policies focused on climate equity and support science and research that explore the health impacts of climate change.
The Center for Earth Ethics envisions a world where value is measured according to the sustained well‐being of all people and our planet. It works to cultivate the public consciousness needed to make changes in policy and culture that will establish a new value system that is based on this vision of the world. Its mission is advanced through four core programs that complement and connect to each other in all our public programs, academics and movement‐building: Eco‐Ministry, Environmental Justice & Civic Engagement, Original Caretakers, and Sustainability & Global Affairs.
The vision of the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education is that all health professionals throughout the world will be trained to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the health impacts of climate change. With over 225 health professional member schools from 36 different countries, we are already reaching an estimated 175,000 students annually. The GCCHE aims to: obtain commitments from health professions schools across the globe to educate their students on the health impacts of climate change and other planetary changes that impact human health and well-being; bring together member institutions to share best scientific and educational practices; develop global standards for knowledge and practice on the health impacts of climate change that all graduates of health professions schools should possess, as well as share resources that member institutions can use for this purpose; build a pipeline of health professionals who focus their work on the health impacts of climate change; and support the development of global academic partnerships to foster mutual learning, particularly in under-resourced countries. Membership is free and open to all!
The Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability (Y-PHES) is a trans-disciplinary body of healthcare and public health professionals, environmental scientists and engineers, economists, and management scientists dedicated to improving the environmental performance of healthcare. Y-PHES’s mission is to develop and support efforts that measure and mitigate healthcare pollution, and adapt to a changing climate. Through scientific and policy research, education, and practice implementation, Y-PHES aims to help lead the transformation of the healthcare sector to a sustainable, circular economy. Y-PHES aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, making healthcare delivery safe, effective, and equitable for today’s patients and communities, as well as future generations.
The Center for Health Equity Education & Advocacy (CHEEA) is a new educational initiative at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) that seeks to better equip healthcare professionals to be change agents in our healthcare system and society. By creating more opportunities for health professionals to engage in a meaningful social justice curriculum, community building, discussion, and mentorship, we believe health professionals will better understand the injustices in our healthcare system and society, and be better positioned to find their role in providing solutions.
As some of the most respected professionals in America, doctors and nurses have a crucial part to play in raising awareness of the public about these issues. To facilitate the medical community’s awareness-raising efforts, the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health (Consortium) brings together associations representing over 600,000 clinical practitioners to carry three simple messages: 1) Climate change is harming Americans today and these harms will increase unless we act; 2) The way to slow or stop these harms is to decrease the use of fossil fuels and increase energy efficiency and use of clean energy sources; and 3) These changes in energy choices will improve the quality of our air and water and bring immediate health benefits.