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The August 19th General Membership Meeting of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action featured a discussion about racial disparities in climate-health outcomes. It begins with a presentation from Dr. Bekkar and DeNicola, authors of the JAMA pregnancy & climate change study. Then we hear from a panel of clinicians including: 

  • Dr. Jeffrey Goldhagen, Chief, Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics, and president of the International Society of Social Pediatrics and Child Health
  • Chelsa Fore, Doctoral Candidate, Jacksonville University, with focus on infant and maternal mortality, Member, First Coast Black Nurses Association (FCBNA)  
  • Rogers Cain, Family Medicine and former president of the North East Florida Medical Society (NEFMS)
  • Keisha Callins, Ob/Gyn with Community Health Care Systems 


FCCA Meetings Schedule

General Membership Meeting:
Please join us on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for an informative and educational general meeting. We cover a range of topics from a climate & health 101 to clean energy policy 101, and we will update you on the latest climate & health news, and opportunities to take action.

FCCA Advocacy Subcommittee: 
Our Advocacy Subcommittee meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. This is where you can really plugin and make a difference - advocating for equitable policies that reduce pollution and improve community health.

FCCA Education Subcommittee: 
Our Education Subcommittee meets on the third Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Our Education Committee is planning educational events, and we have a special cohort working to develop a plan to incorporate climate change into medical school curriculum and beyond.

Email Melissa at FCCA Staff to get the join information for any of our meetings.


FCCA In The News

Point of View: Stop the burn of pre-harvesting sugarcane
8/19/2020 | Palm Beach Post | Dr. Cheryl Holder & Dr. Carol Lindsey

‘It’s hell living there’: Texas inmates say they are battling COVID-19 in prisons with no A/C
7/31/2020 | The Dallas Morning News | Lauren McGaughy

What Happens When a Pandemic Meets a Heat Wave 
7/24/2020 | Bloomberg City Lab | Linda Poon

Florida Moves Ahead With More Electric-Vehicle Plans: Will Investment Pass By Poor, Minority Communities?  
7/20/2020 | WUFT | Marlowe Starling

For Poor In America, Sanitary Sewage Disposal Can Be A Challenge  
7/2/2020 | WUFT - Environment, Fresh Take Florida | Marlowe Starling

Paradise for Mold: A lesser-known consequence of a warmer, wetter climate, mold is also a trigger for Florida’s most-common chronic childhood illness—asthma
7/1/2020 | WUFT - The Human Hazard Series | Noura Al-Rajhi

Reopening our communities safely amid pandemic 
4/29/2020 | The Miami Times | Dr. Phyllis Rhymes-Johnson

Trees are good for our health. Miami needs a lot more of them
4/23/2020 | The Miami Herald | Erin N. Marcus

​​​​​​​4/17/2020 | The Florida Courier | Dr. Stephanie Talton-Williamson & Dr. Barbara Nabrit-Stephens

Are humans to blame for the coronavirus? How deforestation gives rise to pandemics
​​​​​​​4/9/2020 | NBC News

Many residents in African-American communities are more vulnerable to the coronavirus than the general population
4/6/2020 | The Miami Herald | Dr. Cheryl Holder

The doctors of tomorrow are concerned about the environmental policies of today
3/2/2020 | The Invading Sea 

Not to Ruin the Super Bowl, but the Sea Is Consuming Miami
1/31/2020 | Wired | Matt Simon

NBC6 Climate Check Special 2019
12/25/2019 | NBC6 Sports & Original Content

The rising health threats of a hot planet
10/8/2019 | AAMC News | by Beth Howard

Public Service Commission should set ambitious energy saving goals for power companies
8/9/2019 | Op-Ed in The Invading Sea | by Drs. Cheryl Holder and Todd Sack

The climate crisis harms our health as well as the environment and must be the primary focus of the 2020 presidential race
7/17/2019 | Op-Ed in The Invading Sea | by Dr. Ankush Bansal and Michelle Allen

Extreme Heat in Miami Will Only Get Worse, Scientists Warn
7/16/2019 | Miami New Times | by Jess Nelson

CLIMATE CHANGE: Florida should prepare for months of 105 heat index temps
7/16/2019 | Palm Beach Post | by Kimberly Miller

Words aren't enough, Activists want more specific plans to combat climate change
6/28/2019 | Florida Phoenix | by Mitch Perry

It's mostly about climate change as protests dwindle on day two of debates
6/27/2019 | Miami Herald | by Amanda Rosa

Climate change disproportionately affects low-income populations
5/16/2019 | Fox 4 | by Anna Kohls

Florida doctors warn of effects on health from climate change
4/4/2019 | WPTV | by Amy Lipman

How Climate Change Is Affecting Residents' Health In Miami
3/24/2019 | NPR Weekend Edition | by Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Medical community must sound alarm about climate change's negative effects on health
2/20/2019 | Op-Ed in Miami Herald Heat | by Dr. Cheryl Holder

If you live in Florida, doctors say climate change is already affecting your health
2/9/2018 | Miami Herald | by Alex Harris

Temperatures In Florida Are Rising. For Vulnerable Patients, The Heat Can Be Life-Threatening
11/13/2018 | WLRN NPR Miami | by Kate Stein


Underwater Climate Rally

The Underwater Climate Rally & March, held on June 27, 2019, included over a dozen local, state and national organizations – calling on Presidential candidates and moderators to address the climate emergency during the debates in Miami.

Climate change is a fundamental threat to Florida’s people, our economy, tourism, agriculture, and real estate, and our very way of life. We are running out of time. Crucial decisions on the watch of the next President will make or break the ability of humans to survive on this planet, and whether or not Florida remains the place we know and love.

Participants wore blue to signify the “underwater” theme. Also on display was a mural created by Haitian artist James Brutus to depict how dirty energy pollution is bad for our health, and clean energy solutions are health solutions.

Photos by Rhonda Roff