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Health institutions, practitioners play important role in addressing climate, health and equity challenges

Environment, Health

The health care sector alone is responsible for 8.5 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. That means there is a critical role for hospitals and health systems to play in reducing the pollution that causes climate change.

In two new vignettes from grantee partners in Kresge’s Climate Change, Health & Equity initiative, America’s Essential Hospitals and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments each share what they are working on, what keeps them inspired in difficult times, and why it is important for institutions and health practitioners to play a key role in advancing work at the intersection of climate change, health and equity.