Harvard Chan C-CHANGE spurs action by making climate change personal and urgent and leveraging science from across Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and beyond.

Carbon pollution is not just polluting our air, it’s threatening our health, the sustainability of our planet, and our children’s future. The climate crisis demands bold and broad action to eliminate the world’s reliance on fossil fuels and to power today’s growing economies.

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE engages and empowers key audiences like young people, the media, policymakers, and physicians to become climate leaders by:

    • Communicating how climate change impacts the health of families—especially kids;
    • Analyzing the health, equity, and economic benefits of climate solutions;
    • Turning climate science into action by connecting researchers across disciplines to improve health today; and
    • Engaging and inspiring the medical sector to adapt care delivery and use their voices to call for action.

Turning Evidence into Action Through Policy-Focused Research

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE supports the design of climate actions that maximize health benefits, particularly for the most vulnerable. Our researchers conduct cutting-edge analysis to engage and inform the public and decision-makers about intended and unintended impacts of climate policies and regulatory actions.

Translating Science Through Media Outreach and Trainings

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE ensures more storytelling and coverage of meaningful and effective climate actions. We work with media through outreach and trainings to enhance access to climate and health research by turning the science from the Harvard Chan School and other leading academic partners into digestible information.

Supporting Future Leaders

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE supports students at the Harvard Chan School with monthly mentoring events, quarterly skills-based workshops, a year-round Student Ambassador Program and a small grant program for researchers. The Center also engages with students outside Harvard through an internship program, providing support for student activists and guest lecturing in elementary and high schools.

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