Health Professionals for Action on Climate Change
Health professionals can be a crucial ally in communicating climate change to the public. Through their various touchpoints in all areas of the community, health professionals represent a trusted voice and interact with people who may not otherwise be engaged in climate change.
Health professionals can be the first contact to members of the public, asking questions about their health and climate change.
We want to support health professionals as they educate and treat patients.
Here you will find educational resources that may help you bring awareness to how climate change affects human health and the steps that can be taken to protect ourselves.
Knowledge is Power
Increasing a patient’s knowledge of the effects of climate change, including the negative impacts it can have on their health, is critical to combat climate change. Integrating climate and nature into health information will empower individuals to interact with nature more and be more engaged with solutions to climate change.
Evidence-based information helps build capacity to engage in public health activities related to climate change and the positive impacts for patients when they interact with nature while helping to midgate climate change and the effects on individuals/population health due to climate change.
To help facilitate and foster knowledge of the health effects of climate change while educating people on ways they can positively interact with nature to improve their overall health and reduce their impact on the natural environment.
Health from an Indigenous perspective is a whole, and healthy person expressed through a sense of balance of spirit, emotion, mind, and body. Central to wellness is belief in one’s connection to language, land, beings of Creation, and ancestry, supported by a caring family and environment. These resources reflect those beliefs but can be used by any health practitioner to improve the wellness of all people.
Miigam’agan of clan Jagej from Esgenoôpetitj, is Elder-in-Residence at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB. To learn more, click on the explore more button.
Population Health Model
Factors that influence health outcomes.
The Population Health Framework groups factors called the determinants of health into four categories, each of which can be influenced by government programs and policies. The framework also includes citizens’ involvement in their health and well-being and external factors affecting the population’s health.
For 20 years of age and up
Climate & Cardiovascular Health
Climate & Respirtorory Health
Climate & Mental Health
Climate & Older Adults (55+) Health
For Children & Youths
For 20 years of age and under
Climate & Early Life Health
Climate & Respiratory Health
Climate & Mental Health in Children
Climate & Healthy Weights
Climate Change and New Brunswick
Changing climate and its impact on New Brunswicker’s health
Climate & Vector-Borne Disease
Climate & Increasing Temperatures
Climate & Our Food
Climate & Your Lungs
The Two & Twenty Challenge
What is the Challenge?
A simple way to get individuals active and interacting with nature more often. The TWO and TWENTY Challenge goals are is simple: over TWO weeks examine how getting outside is good for your health. To complete the Challenge, all you need to do is be active in nature for 20 minutes (all at once), six out of the seven days in a given week.