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MCSSH Statements
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Consortium Statement on AMA

The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health congratulates the American Medical Association on the resolution passed by the AMA House of Delegates that “declares climate change a public health crisis that threatens the well-being of every individual.”
American Academy of Dermatology | Position Statement On Climate and Health

American Academy of Dermatology | Position Statement On Climate and Health

There is a strong consensus among professional societies of physicians that the health and well-being of Americans are being adversely affected by climate change, and that these health concerns will continue to worsen as climate changes advance. Moreover, it is apparent that the very young and very old, as well as those of low-income and minority communities, are and will continue to be disproportionately affected by climate change.
Policy Statement: Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Implications for Emergency Medicine

Policy Statement: Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Implications for Emergency Medicine

Climate change has significant impact on human health, health care systems, and public health infrastructure. Human health is impacted by the increased frequency and severity of diseases exacerbated by changes in the environment and extreme weather events, in addition to the introduction of unprecedented pathology and worsening of existing chronic disease. Many of these associated health impacts have a direct result in the provision of emergency medical care and, therefore, are directly relevant to the practice of emergency medicine.