"Pediatricians, parents and our communities today have an unprecedented opportunity to protect our children and grandchildren. Great challenges bring great opportunities. We can each protect the next generation by working together to prevent dangerous climate chan ge, but to have a real impact we must act now. "
- Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP, lead author of the
AAP policy statement
About Climate for Health
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a partner of ecoAmerica's Climate for Health program, a network of health leaders committed to protecting the health and well-being of Americans by leading on a path to a positive future for climate solutions. By being a part of Climate for Health, AAP commits to implementing climate solutions within its own organization, and working together to prepare, empower, and inspire members, staff, communities, peers, and the nation on climate change solutions.
AAP members, Chapters, and Districts are encouraged to visit
www.ClimateforHealth.org for a suite of resources that enable individuals as well as institutions to lead by example by increasing climate-friendly activities in facility operations, and elevating their climate leadership by inviting their community to do the same.
Access Climate for Health's resources on educating and engaging others on climate topics by clicking here, or see below for available materials.
Climate Change & Human Health Compendium
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has partnered with ecoAmerica through their
Climate for Health program to develop a new video,
“Our Children, Our Future: Why the AAP is Leading on Climate Change, and How Pediatricians Can Help.” Climate change poses threats to human health, safety, and security, and children are at particularly high risk. Pediatricians, as advocates for this vulnerable population, have a valuable role to play in the climate and health movement. The AAP recognizes this opportunity and is working with members and partners to ensure that the health and welfare of children are prioritized.
Climate for Health's Talking Points These new, monthly talking points are designed to help you have meaningful and effective conversations about climate! Each month, Climate for Health will choose a theme, provide a few positive talking points, and give some responses to key criticisms. This guidance is grounded in ecoAmerica's extensive research.