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.

Traditional Knowledge

 

Elder-in-Residence Miigam’agan

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 Adults

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.

Side Effects of Helping to Protect the Planet’s Health May Include

Stress Reduction 

More Engery 

Better Mood

Help Improve Cardio Health 

Live Longer

Stronger Community 

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