Florida Clinicians for Climate Action

FCCA October Meeting

Wednesday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. 
Hear from a Climate Scientist

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Stop the Burn FCCA Advocacy Meeting

Thursday, Oct 22, at 7:00 PM ET

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Featuring special guests:  

  • Gilda Di Carli, Type Investigations Ida B. Wells fellow, and the journalist who wrote the story that appeared in Grist and the Miami Herald.
  • Kina Phillips,  Glades resident who will offer a local perspective on how burning has affected her community. 
  • Patrick Ferguson, who is leading the Stop the Burn Campaign will be on hand to answer questions and offer ideas for how you can get involved.

We invite interested health professionals, especially students to join this call and suggest ideas for possible Capstone projects and/or other research or advocacy opportunities related to this health threat.

 


 

Mitigating climate change presents unrivaled opportunities for improving public health.” – Ian Roberts, Clinical Medicine 2009.
 

Health professionals are key to the solution. Please join us!


FCCA engages Florida health professionals to learn about the health harms of climate change and advocate for equitable solutions that protect public health and support a sustainable future.

Climate change is harming our health now. Some people are more vulnerable than others. If we do nothing, these health harms will only increase. Clinicians are trusted messengers and can play an important role in protecting public health.

Policies that reduce climate pollution also reduce:

  • heart disease
  • cancer‚Ä®
  • obesity‚Ä®
  • diabetes 
  • air pollution
 

Our Mission:

Engage – health professionals in the climate-health discussion. Recruit health professionals to learn about climate, understand the risks, and advocate for solutions.

Educate – health professionals, their patients, and policymakers about the health risks of climate change and the health benefits of climate solutions.

Advocate – for policies that support a healthy sustainable future. Advocate for solutions that incorporate economic and social justice, and protect the health of communities of color and vulnerable populations.