An expansive body of research has shown the populations that health centers serve—racially and ethnically marginalized groups and those with limited income-- stand to be most negatively impacted by a changing climate and environmental issues. Further, recent reports have also shown that the health care sector, and especially community health centers, need support and resources to build climate resilience. Ultimately, recent attention and resources from the US federal government, agencies, and civil society have put health centers in a prime position to be able to mitigate, build resilience, and prepare for climate change.
During this session, join experts as they discuss federal and civil society resources available to support health centers in preparing for a changing climate, especially the numerous and severe extreme weather events like heat, fires, hurricanes, and flooding. Resources include the Harvard C-Change and Americares Patient Centered Climate Resilience Toolkits and information from the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity.