SCIENCE FOR A HEALTHY, JUST, AND MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE makes climate change personal by connecting it to health and highlighting how climate solutions can provide for a healthier and more just world today and a livable future for our children.

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Calling all high school students!

Join us this summer for youth summits on climate and health. Make your own climate action plan while learning from political leaders and climate experts. Scholarships available.

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Your monthly dose of good news in climate change

The Climate Optimist brings you helpful tips and good news each month to help you stay focused on our shared mission to improve health by tackling climate change.

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Featured Issues

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Climate, Kids, and Health

Showing how climate solutions and transitioning to clean energy protects children from dangerous pollutants and helps them live healthier lives today and in the future.

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Climate Change and Infectious Disease

Reducing the risks of emerging infectious diseases by catalyzing actions that bring us back into balance with nature.

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Climate MD

Engaging, supporting and empowering medical professionals to help turn awareness of the health threats posed by climate change into actions that improve health today

Featured News

Renee Salas

The Turning Point

Our Yerby Fellow Renee Salas discusses how climate change is impacting the everyday health of African American, Latinx, and Indigenous Americans, and why she is hopeful that America is at a turning point.

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Pilot Project Aims to Build Climate Resilience at TX Health Clinics

Three community health centers in Texas are participating in a pilot project with Harvard Chan C-CHANGE to enhance their response to climate change.

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Pennsylvania setback regulations for fracking do not prevent setback incidents

The first study to look at the effectiveness of PA's statewide setback regulations and identify the potential risks and exposures for people living near fracking or UNG wells.

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The ability to turn climate change around into an opportunity to create better public health for all communities is the opportunity we need to grab today.

- Gina McCarthy, Former Director, Harvard Chan C-CHANGE