Our mission is to protect our most vulnerable populations like children, seniors, and environmental justice communities by delivering cutting-edge research, informing climate actions, and supporting champions across the world.

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Harvard Chan C-CHANGE bridges the gap between science and the public, helping turn the expertise of faculty and students at the Harvard Chan School into actions we can take to improve public health and our environment.

We engage and empower key audiences like young people, policymakers, healthcare professionals and the entertainment industry to become climate leaders by:

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 populations. 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.

Training Climate Leaders

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE provides training, mentoring, skills-based workshops, and more for students and health professionals. This includes a Student Ambassador Program for Harvard Chan students, a fellowship program for researchers and clinicians, an annual Youth Climate Summit for high school students, and a HarvardX course that has reached 150,000 students in more than 100 countries.

Translating Science Through Media and Entertainment Outreach

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE increases storytelling of meaningful and effective climate actions. We work with the media and entertainment industry through outreach and trainings to enhance access to climate and health research from the Harvard Chan School and our academic partners by making climate change personal.