HHS Says It Will Treat Climate Change as a Health Issue

HHS Says It Will Treat Climate Change as a Health Issue

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced that the HHS will be creating a new office to address climate change as a public health issue. The Office of Climate Change and Health Equity will analyze how global warming is affecting Americans’ health and operate initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions and […]

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Fed Creates Office for Climate, Health, and Equity

Fed Creates Office for Climate, Health, and Equity

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer   The connection between public health and the climate crisis now has a specific home in the federal government. On Monday, the Biden administration announced the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, housed within the Department of Health and Human Services. This week’s announcement came as wildfires are creating hazardous air quality in […]

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