Florida Clinicians for Climate Action (FCCA) is a coalition of nurses, physicians, and their professional associations concerned about the impacts of climate change on Florida residents, especially those in vulnerable populations. FCCA was founded in response to what health professional are already experiencing in patient care settings throughout Florida.
Florida Clinicians for Climate Action Membership
The purpose of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action is to engage Florida nurses and physicians in public and policymaker education around the health effects of climate change in Florida and nationally to move public opinion and advocate for policy change to support the shift to a healthy and sustainable future.
We do this by engaging state, county, national and local medical and nursing organizations, as well as individual clinicians, in education of our health professional colleagues and constituents about the health risks from climate change and the health benefits of climate action. As health professionals, we will also serve as messengers to our patients, our communities and our governments about the major health impacts of climate change and the steps they can take to both limit their impact and to prevent the problem from worsening.
Specifically, we commit to:
In furtherance of these goals, we establish Florida Clinicians for Climate Action and pledge to work with like-minded organizations to advocate to preserve and improve the health of all Floridians who are likely to be negatively impacted by climate change, especially vulnerable populations and communities.
Please sign the Tampa Declaration on Climate and Health!
Members of health professional organizations, hospitals, public health organizations and health systems convened and issued a call to action for Floridians.
Please add your signature to this important declaration.