This conference is convened by the Institute for Exposomic Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in partnership with the American Public Health Association’s Center for Climate, Health, and Equity, the American Lung Association, and the Center for Earth Ethics.
The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai draws upon a unique multidisciplinary research and clinical approach to addressing the challenges of climate change: Institute for Exposomic Research, Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures, Divisions of Environmental Health, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, as well as clinical sections including the Pediatric Environmental Health Clinic, Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), and Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health.
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.
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.
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.