Clinicians for Planetary Health

As healthcare practitioners are at the frontlines of protecting our health, it is important that they’re able to recognize the interlinkages between environmental change and emerging health risks. The Planetary Health Alliance is working with a number of partners to develop and disseminate informational resources to clinicians and their patients that communicate planetary health and provide key areas of intervention. For more information and to get involved, contact erikaveidis@fas.harvard.edu.


Partners:
A variety of organizations focus on engaging clinicians around the world in advocacy around planetary health issues. If you'd like to get involved with a group in your area, please reach out through the contact address listed below. If you'd like to start your own group and get connected with others in your region, please join the Planetary Health Online Community on Hylo and post an inquiry.



The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) works with key partners to engage healthcare professionals, patients and the wider community in understanding the connections between health and environment, and to reduce healthcare’s resource footprint.  Our range of programmes seeks to inspire healthcare professionals to develop sustainable models of care. We provide tools and resources to empower and enable individuals and groups to make their own changes and we work with them to transform practice.

Contact:
info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk
The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment seeks to better understand how the environment affects human health in order to be a resource to others. CAPE educates its members, other physicians and health professionals, the public, and policy-makers about environmental health issues; takes actions that will contribute to the protection and promotion of human health by addressing issues of environmental degradation; and collaborates with other organizations and physicians around the world to advocate for healthier environments and ecosystems.

Contact:
info@cape.ca
Climate for Health is a U.S. initiative working with a cadre of partners to empower health leaders and organizations to mitigate their climate impacts and advocate for climate solutions. Founded by ecoAmerica and led by a diverse network of health leaders, Climate for Health offers a variety of tools and resources to build visible climate leadership within the health sector.

Contact:
leyla@ecoamerica.org

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is the medical professional association for physicians, allied health professionals and healthcare executives who are dedicated to treating root causes of disease, as opposed to solely managing symptoms with ever-increasing quantities of pills and procedures. Evidence shows that our dietary lifestyle is the primary driver and root cause of much of the chronic disease that's all too prevalent in the U.S. and around the world. We know that the #1 cause of virtually all of our noncommunicable disease and the #1 cause of so many of our most pressing global sustainability issues is one and the same: our western, industrialized diet. The fiber-filled, nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich plant-based foods we should be eating to protect our health and fight disease are the exact choices we must make in order to preserve our natural resources, rein in green house gas emissions and feed what soon will be over 9 billion people on the face of the earth. A shift to a plant-predominant dietary lifestyle is our most actionable path to achieving sustainable health, sustainable healthcare and a sustainable world.

Contact:
info@lifestylemedicine.org
World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Working Party on the Environment: Our vision is healthy people, healthy communities and healthy ecosystems on a healthy planet.

Contact:
alan.abelsohn@utoronto.ca - Dr Alan (Provost)
enriquefbarros@gmail.com - Dr Enrique (Chair)
dr.twarby@icloud.com - Tammra Warby (PHA liaison)
alice.mcgushin@gmail.com - Alice McGushin (Chair Elect)


The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is the professional membership body for GPs (Family Physicians) in the UK. Our purpose is to encourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards in general medical practice. We have 53,000 members across the world that includes 70% of the GPs working in the UK.

The RCGP is a founder member of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change 

The RCGP has developed its Green Impact for Health toolkit. This helps each general practice improve its sustainability and environmental impact

Contact:
tk@elpmek.demon.co.uk - Terry Kemple