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Climate Change and Health - Resources
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alPHa strongly agrees that climate change is the greatest global health threat of the 21st century and as such is the defining public health issue of our time. We believe that impacts of human activity on climate change and its observable health effects due to more frequent extreme weather events, changing patterns of infectious diseases, and threats to the quality of our air, food and water are irrefutable. We also believe that there is an important opportunity to develop a multi-disciplinary climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy to minimize the effects of climate change on health.

On this page, alPHa will curate a list of resources related to climate change and health that we believe will be useful to our members and partners as policy responses to climate change and health are formulated.

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alPHa Resources

alPHa Letter - 2019 Climate Change Resolutions A19-1 & 2
alPHa Resolution A19-1 – Climate Change and Health in Ontario: Adaptation and Mitigation *
alPHa Resolution A19-2 – Affirming the Impact of Climate Change on Health 
COMOH letter - Endorsement of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's 2018 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report and recommendations

Public Health Partner Resources

Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Municipal Climate Change Action Plan in Ontario  
Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) – Health-focused Climate Communications Campaign
Canadian Public Health Agency (CPHA) – Climate Change is a Public Health Emergency

Other Health Resources

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) – Climate Change and Human Health
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) – Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals and Call to Action on Climate Change (Please note that the Call to Action is framed as a 2019 Federal Election issue).
Council of Canadian Academies - Expert Panel on Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Potential – Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Climate Effects on Human Health
World Health Organization (WHO) – Climate Change and Human Health
The Lancet - 2018 report of  Countdown on health and climate change (*contains the recommendations referred to in alPHa Resolution A19-1).

Government Resources

Government of Canada – Public Health and Climate Change and Climate Change Fact Sheets

 

   

Local Board Actions - Climate Change

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Transform TO Link  more ] Administration 2019-08-06
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