The 2021 Clinical Climate Change conference is convened by the Institute for Exposomic Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Organizations and institutions that supported this year's program:
The Institute for Exposomic Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the world’s first research institute devoted to the intensive study of the exposome, or the totality of environmental influences on human health. Through the integration of the study of genes and the environment, we are uncovering the complex multifactorial interactions that contribute to the risk of autism, obesity, cancer, neurological disorders, and other conditions of unknown origin. The mission of the Institute is to understand how the complex mix of nutritional, chemical, and social environments affect development and health throughout life and to translate those findings into new strategies for the prevention, early detection and treatment of disease.
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM.org) is the world’s leading general medical journal and website. Continuously published for over 200 years, NEJM publishes peer-reviewed research and interactive clinical content for physicians, educators and the global medical community. NEJM is a publication of NEJM Group, a division of Massachusetts Medical Society. For more information, please visit www.nejm.org.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The Lung Association’s Healthy Air Campaign is an education and advocacy effort with a nearly ten-year track record of health leadership, public education, and advocacy to protect public health from the impacts of air pollution and climate change. The Campaign brings together health and medical organizations, health professionals, and patients and storytellers with personal experience with the impacts of air pollution and climate change to put a human face on the issue for decision-makers.
APHA’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity leads public health efforts to shift the narrative, advance policy and galvanize the field to address climate change. With a long-standing commitment to climate as a health issue, APHA’s Center applies a health equity lens to help shape climate policy, engagement and action to better address the needs of vulnerable populations. The Center works to raise awareness of the public health implications of climate change, promote policies focused on climate equity and support science and research that explore the health impacts of climate change.
(Y-PHES) is a trans-disciplinary body of healthcare and public health professionals, environmental scientists and engineers, economists, and management scientists dedicated to improving the environmental performance of healthcare. Y-PHES’s mission is to develop and support efforts that measure and mitigate healthcare pollution, and adapt to a changing climate. Through scientific and policy research, education, and practice implementation, Y-PHES aims to help lead the transformation of the healthcare sector to a sustainable, circular economy. Y-PHES aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, making healthcare delivery safe, effective, and equitable for today’s patients and communities, as well as future generations.
The Center for Earth Ethics envisions a world where value is measured according to the sustained well‐being of all people and our planet. It works to cultivate the public consciousness needed to make changes in policy and culture that will establish a new value system that is based on this vision of the world. Its mission is advanced through four core programs that complement and connect to each other in all our public programs, academics and movement‐building: Eco‐Ministry, Environmental Justice & Civic Engagement, Original Caretakers, and Sustainability & Global Affairs.