Environmental Racism and Climate Change — Missed Diagnoses
Environmental racism and climate change are complex, interconnected, system-level challenges. For busy health professionals, it may seem overwhelming to consider tackling challenges that often seem peripheral to clinical practice. Yet they directly and indirectly contribute to individual-level health harms, even if we are not currently diagnosing them. They threaten the very mission of the medical community — to equitably prevent harm, improve health, and save lives.