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GHI - Why is climate change important to health and environmental funders?

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Faith Mitchell presentation on climate change, health and equity, and why health and environmental funders should engage with climate change.

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GHI - Why is climate change important to health and environmental funders?

  1. 1. Faith Mitchell Grantmakers In Health Linda Rudolph Center for Climate Change and Health Loel Solomon Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program and Convergence Partnership Karla Fortunato Health & Environmental Funders Network
  2. 2. Why is climate change important to health and environmental funders? Image of flooded fields in Oakville, Iowa courtesy of National Geographic. • Global issue with local implications • Affects systems in which we live (air, water, food, shelter) • Effects are more serious for vulnerable populations and communities and can exacerbate health inequities • Health and public health officials already working in this space, whether they recognize it or not (improving transit, strengthening local food systems) • Environmental health/justice issues that funders are addressing are linked to forces that are driving climate change

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