Environmental hazards are among the top health concerns of parents and caregivers. A growing number of families live in areas that are affected by extreme weather events. Share these videos, social media graphics and HealthyChildren.org articles to help educate families about steps they can take at home.



Climate Change Solutions and Child Health

Share this video to show how doing good things for the climate helps kids thrive.

Social Media Graphics


Good for the planet, good for kids

Fewer extreme weather events allow families to be safer in their homes

Cleaner energy and cleaner air lead to better health

Healthier transportation leads to healthier spaces for families to live and play

HealthyChildren.org Articles

Extreme Heat & Air Pollution: Health Effects on Babies & Pregnant People

How Climate Change, Heat & Air Pollution Affect Kids’ Health

Climate Checkup for Children's Health: Little Changes with Big Impact

How to Talk With Children About Climate Change

Excessive Heat: Keeping Kids Safe When Temperatures Soar

How Climate Change Affects Children's Health

Heat Stress Tips for Exercising Children

Hurricanes & Floods: Taking Care of Your Children and Yourself

Climate Change & Wildfires: Why Kids Are Most at Risk

Wildfires: What Parents Need to Know

Walking and Biking to School

Climate Change, Extreme Weather & Children: What Families Need to Know


This document was supported through cooperative agreement OT18-1802 awarded to the American Academy of Pediatrics and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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