Improving Patient Outcomes in the Dual Crises of Climate Change and COVID-19
Friday, January 8, 2021
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NEJM Resident 360
Resident 360 Post-Conference Clinical Climate Change Discussion Forum (Jan 11-20):
Salas, Renee N. The Climate Crisis and Clinical Practice. The New England journal of medicine vol. 382,7 (2020): 589-591. doi:10.1056/NEJMp2000331
Senay E, Sarfaty M, Rice MB. Strategies for Clinical Discussions About Climate Change. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Dec 15]. Ann Intern Med. 2020;M20-6443. doi:10.7326/M20-6443
Eckelman MJ, Huang K, Lagasse R, Senay E, Dubrow R, Sherman JD. Health Care Pollution And Public Health Damage In The United States: An Update. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 Dec;39(12):2071-2079. PMID: 33284703
Wright RJ. Influences of climate change on childhood asthma and allergy risk. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020 Dec;4(12):859-860. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30315-1. PMID: 33217354.
American Lung Association
- State of the Air
- Healthy Air Activist Toolkit: Join American Lung Association’s Stand Up For Clean Air movement and help build conversations around health, climate change and air quality and environmental justice.
- Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air (Trailer)
CDC Climate and Health Program
EPA AirNow: EPA’s AirNow reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy.
EnviroFlash: EnviroFlash is a system that sends e-mails about your daily air quality forecast. The message is the same air quality information that the local radio or television stations provide, plus suggested safety measures when levels are unhealthy. This service is provided by your state or local environmental agency and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network: The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network brings together health data and environment data from national, state, and city sources and provides supporting information to make the data easier to understand. On the Tracking Network, you can:
- Use the Data Explorer to view interactive maps, tables, and charts
- View Info by Location for county level data snapshots
- Visit state & local tracking websites
NYC Environmental & Health Data Portal: Explore NYC Data data on over 250 indicators and over 50 health and environment topics.
2020 Lancet Countdown Brief & Appendix: The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change tracks 43 indicators on links between health and climate change; it is designed to provide better information to public health professionals and policymakers and accelerate their response to key threats and opportunities presented by climate change.
Climate Change and Your Health Poster
A patient friendly poster on climate change and health for health care settings developed for the inaugural clinical climate change conference. To request additional copies in English and Spanish, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prescriptions for Prevention – Outdoor Air Quality
A patient friendly poster on climate change and health for health care settings developed for the inaugural clinical climate change conference. To request additional copies in English and Spanish, email email@example.com. EDIT”RESOURCES – CLINICAL CLIMATE CHANGE”