CLIMATE FOR HEALTH

Making Climate Change a Health Imperative

Our Climate for Health program partners with America’s leading health associations and institutions to make climate change a top national health priority. Through Climate for Health, ecoAmerica helps national organizations:

  • Demonstrate Visible Climate Leadership
  • Create Climate Literate Health Professionals
  • Engage All Constituencies
  • Accelerate Collective Action

Visit our Climate for Health website.

Climate for Health Leaders

We are pleased to welcome nationally renowned health professionals in our leadership circle.  These leaders are uniquely positioned to spur climate solutions within their organizations, and educate the public and policymakers to amplify caring for our climate to care for our health.

John Auerbach

John Auerbach
President and CEO
Trust for America’s Health
Washington, DC

Elaine Auld

Elaine Auld
Chief Executive Officer for the Society for Public Health Education, Washington, DC

Martha Baker

Martha Baker
President
SEIU Health Alliance
West Palm Beach, FL

Bruce Bekkar

Bruce Bekkar, MD
Board Member
Climate Action Campaign, Kaiser Permanente (ret.)
San Diego, CA

Laura Kate Bender

Laura Kate Bender
National Assistant Vice President
Healthy Air, American Lung Association
Fairfax, Virginia

Dr. Georges Benjamin

Dr. Georges Benjamin
Executive Director
American Public Health Association
Washington, DC

Dr. Regina Benjamin

Dr. Regina Benjamin
18th U.S. Surgeon General, Ex Officio
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
New Orleans, LA

Aaron Bernstein, MD

Aaron Bernstein, MD
Interim Director
Harvard C-CHANGE
Boston, MA

Stacy Bohlen

Stacy Bohlen
CEO
National Indian Health Board
Washington, DC

Charlotte Brody

Charlotte Brody
National Director
Healthy Babies Bright Futures
Washington, DC

Dr. Lisa Campbell, PHNA-BC

Dr. Lisa Campbell, PHNA-BC
Professor
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing
Lubbock, TX

Jeff Carter, Physicians for Social Responsibilty

Jeff Carter
Executive Director
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Washington, D.C.

Anabell Castro Thompson

Anabell Castro Thompson
Senior Vice President
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion at Equality Health
Phoenix, AZ

Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen
Co-founder, President, and Executive Director
Health Care Without Harm
Reston, VA

Ryan Crowley

Ryan Crowley
Senior Associate
Health Policy for the American College of Physicians
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. David T Dyjack

Dr. David T Dyjack
Executive Director
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
Denver, CO

Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D

Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D
CEO
American Psychological Association
Philadelphia, PA

Lori Freeman

Lori Freeman
CEO
National Association of County and City Health Officials
Washington, DC

Dr. Howard Frumkin

Dr. Howard Frumkin
Head, Our Planet, Our Health
Wellcome Trust
London, UK

Kathy Gerwig

Kathy Gerwig
VP, Environmental Stewardship Officer
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Lynn Goldman

Dr. Lynn Goldman
Dean of the Milken Institute of Public Health,
George Washington University,
Washington, D.C.

Barb Gottlieb

Barbara Gottlieb
Director, Environment & Health
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Washington, DC

Kate Huffling

Kate Huffling
Executive Director
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE)
Hyattsville, MD

Dr. Richard Jackson

Dr. Richard Jackson
Professor
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA

Kurtzman APA

Howard S. Kurtzman, PhD
Acting Executive Director of the American Psychological Association’s Science Directorate,
American Psychological Association, Washington, DC

Dr. Philip Landrigan

Dr. Philip Landrigan
Director, Global Public Health Program; Director, Global Observatory on Pollution and Health; Professor of Biology, Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Jay Lemery

Jay Lemery
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Dr. Jeffrey Levi

Dr. Jeffrey Levi
Professor
Department of Health Policy, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
Washington, DC

Frank Loy

Frank Loy
Board Member and Chair, Ex Officio
ecoAmerica
Washington, DC

Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN

Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN
CEO
National League for Nursing
New York, NY

Diane Mancino

Diane J. Mancino
Executive Director
National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.

Leyla McCurdy

Leyla McCurdy
National Environmental Health Consultant
Senior Advisor, Children’s Environmental Health Network
Washington, DC

Sam Myers, MD, MPH

Sam Myers, MD, MPH
Director
Planetary Health Alliance
Boston, MA

Shirley Orr

Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC
President
SOCO Consulting
Wichita, Kansas

Jonathan Patz

Dr. Jonathan Patz
Director
Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin
Washington, DC

Dr. Elena V. Rios

Dr. Elena V. Rios
President & CEO
National Hispanic Medical Association
Washington, DC

Dr. Linda Rudolph

Dr. Linda Rudolph
Director, Climate Change and Public Health
Public Health Institute
Oakland, CA

Dr. Mona Sarfaty

Dr. Mona Sarfaty
Director, Program for Climate and Health
George Mason University, Center for Climate Change Communication
Fairfax, VA

Lexi Shultz

Lexi Shultz
Vice President of Public Affairs
American Geophysical Union
Washington, DC

Jennifer Tabola

Jennifer Tabola
Deputy Managing Director, Global Lands Program
Nature Conservancy
Washington, DC

Dr. V. Fan Tait

Dr. V. Fan Tait
Chief Medical Officer
American Academy of Pediatrics
Elk Grove Village, IL

Dr. Lise Van Susteren

Dr. Lise Van Susteren
CEO
Lucky Planet Foods
Washington, DC

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon
Executive Director
Children’s Environmental Health Network
Washington, DC

Climate for Health Partners

Our partnerships with these prominent health institutions and associations help us to engage the 270 million Americans who interact with health professionals each year.

American Academy of Pediatrics
NEHA
American Public Health Association
National Hispanic Medical Association
Health Care Without Harm

ENGAGEMENT TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR HEALTH LEADERS

Create your climate change purpose statement and storyline

Make the Path to Positive pledge

Form a climate solutions committee

Create your communications strategy

These are just a few of the many resources offered to inspire and empower health and climate leadership. Go to Climate for Health to get the full suite.

For more information about our Climate for Health program, please contact Rebecca Rehr, Senior Program Manager of Climate for Health.

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