In addition to outlining the benefits of working together, this guide provides strategies for finding, building, and maintaining effective partnerships. While the primary focus is community-based organizations and health professionals, these strategies can also be applied more broadly to other multidisciplinary collaborations.
Transportation Makes a Difference
Clean Energy Means Cleaner Air
Diet Makes a Difference
Personal Energy Choices and Efficiency
A series of posters to help the public — including patients, families, and communities–understand the health impacts of climate change and what they can do to protect themselves and the planet. (Poster Size: 18×24″)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides immediate access to a cross-section of environmental data for any geographical location in the U.S. Access useful information about your air, water, energy choices, and ways to lessen the impacts of climate change at MyEnvironment.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Climate change not only affects the lives of children now, it has everything to do with their future. For information about kids’ health, click How Climate Change Affects Children: AAP Policy Explained, and visit the American Academy of Pediatrics’ website, HealthyChildren.org.
American College of Physicians
There is clear proof that the world’s climate is changing. These changes will affect the usual, expected weather patterns. They are caused by human activities, like operating factories, driving vehicles, and pollution. Climate change could have a serious effect on the health of the public. For additional information, click on the image at right or on this link to the American College of Physicians’ fact sheet.
The Environmental Protection Agency‘s set of eight communication material kits describes how each of the eight vulnerable populations is subject to climate change. Each kit includes:
A 2-4 page fact sheet, in English and Spanish, available as a printable PDF;
A customizable PowerPoint presentation;
High-resolution images sized for networking platforms; and
A summary paragraph and shorter messages for different communication formats.
Please note that these materials are no longer available on the current EPA website, but can still be accessed through the EPA’s archived website server. Click on the link to access the communication material kit:
Click on the image to download the fact sheet: