APHA Declares 2017 as the Year of Climate Change and Health

The American Public Health Association (APHA) that represents health professionals, agencies, and officials has declared 2017 as the “Year of Climate Change and Health.”  The purpose of this effort is to bring awareness to the many risks that a changing climate poses to public health and drive actions to safeguard communities from those risks.  APHA’s activities in this regard will include monthly themes and events, fact sheets and newsletters, etc.  The environmental health and climate fact sheets that APHA has already developed related to drinking water include Extreme Rainfall and Drought, and Warmer Water and Flooding Increase the Risk of Illness and Injury.  For more information, visit the APHA website.
You can also follow the conversation online using the hashtag #ClimateChangesHealth.