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The mission of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health is to inform the public and policymakers about the harmful health effects of climate change on Americans, as well as about the immediate and long-term health benefits associated with decreasing greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., heat-trapping pollution) and other preventive and protective measures.


We collaborate with a wide range of organizations to build awareness and protect the health of people and communities from climate change.

What You Can Do

Our Members

Society of General Internal Medicine
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
National Medical Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
American College of Preventive Medicine
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
American Podiatric Medical Association

What You Can Do

Learn

Learn how climate change may be impacting the health of your community

Educate

Educate your patients, and provide resources for colleagues and the public

Take Action

Contact policymakers, write letters to the editor, and conduct public presentations

Prepare

Preparing for floods, power outages, extreme weather that threaten health care

Set an Example

Create an environmentally sustainable workplace and live a greener life

Our Affiliates

American Medical Student Association
Asthma and Allergy Network
U.S. Climate and Health Alliance
Physicians for Social Responsibility
National Association of Social Workers
Moms clean air Force
Health Care Without Harm
Climate for Health
Children’s Environmental Health Network
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environment
American Psychological Association
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America