AAP (Wisconsin) Position Statement: Climate Change and Child Health


The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) recognizes that climate change is a public health emergency that is harming the health and well being of the patients we serve. The WIAAP aims to prevent the worsening of those harms by:

  • Improving internal operations of the WIAAP to decrease our environmental impact.
  • Supporting efforts made by Wisconsin healthcare systems to decrease environmental impact.
  • Advocating for research-based, equitable climate change mitigation and adaptation policies in the public and private sector.
  • Educating students, healthcare professionals, and patients about the effects of climate change on child health.
  • Supporting interdisciplinary coalitions that aim to achieve equitable climate mitigation and adaptation solutions.
  • Creating the position of an Environmental Health Climate Advocate within the WIAAP to aid in achieving the aforementioned goals.