Clinicians for Planetary Health Partner Organizations
The Clinicians for Planetary Health initiative is supported by a global consortium of partner organizations. The full list of all 30+ organizations who co-signed the Lancet call-to-action can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Irish Doctors for Environment (IDE) is a collective group of medical professionals in Ireland who are focused on promoting, improving and sustaining the health of humans by striving to improve the health of the environment.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) champions the health of all people and all communities, strengthens the public health profession and brings together members from all fields of public health. With a long-standing commitment to climate as a health issue, APHA is working to address climate change by applying a public health and health equity lens to help shape climate policy, engagement and action to better address the needs of vulnerable populations.
The WFPHA’s mission is to promote and protect global public health. It does this throughout the world by supporting the establishment and organizational development of public health associations and societies of public health, through facilitating and supporting the exchange of information, knowledge and the transfer of skills and resources, and through promoting and undertaking advocacy for public policies, programs and practices that will result in a healthy and productive world.
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is a rapidly growing Washington, DC based organization of over 175 academic institutions and other organizations from around the world engaged in addressing global health challenges. CUGH supports academic institutions and partners to improve the wellbeing of people and the planet through education, research, service, and advocacy.
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) is the only national nursing organization focused solely on the intersection of health and the environment. The mission of the Alliance is to promote healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy.
The Canadian Medical Association is the representative organization for the physicians of Canada. As part of its work in the area of health and the environment, it develops policy at the national and international levels, works to educate its members on the health impacts of climate change and advocates for legislative and policy changes intended to lessen this impact.
We are Minnesota physicians, nurses and allied health care providers committed to bringing the voice of health care to the public debate on clean energy, fossil fuel related pollution and our changing climate. We believe that Climate Change will be one of the greatest public health challenges in human history. Further, it is our conviction that those of us entrusted with the health of our patients, their families and communities have a responsibility to speak out on this most complex of issues.
Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) is the only organization of medical professionals in Australia solely focused on promoting good health through care of the environment. We are GPs, surgeons, physicians, anesthetists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, public health specialists, academics, medical students and researchers. DEA understands that human health and wellbeing are dependent upon a rich, biodiverse planet where healthy ecosystems sustain life in balance. Humans need a future with clean air and water, healthy soils producing nutritious food, a stable climate, and a complex, diverse and interconnected humanity whose needs are met in a sustainable way.
The True Health Initiative is a global coalition of world renown experts, fighting fake facts and combating false doubts to create a world free of preventable diseases, using the time-honored, evidence-based, fundamentals of lifestyle and medicine.
The Brazilian College for Lifestyle Medicine (CBMEV) is an ethically-driven non-profit organization led by physicians, medical professionals and other social agents to advance evidence-based lifestyle medicine as the fundamental approach to assist individuals and communities in modifying behaviors to promote physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being as well as the planetary health.
The Caribbean College of Family Physicians is dedicated to the delivery of people-centred primary care that is continuous from cradle to grave, contextual and comprehensive whilst at the same time empowering patients to be partners in managing their health and that of their communities.
Since 2007, Health In Harmony's approach brings integrated solutions to the interdependent challenges of human development and the preservation of our natural world. We radically listen to communities and help them design and execute community-directed solutions. In so doing, communities preserve their health, their livelihoods and their rainforests - the lungs of our planet.
The Uruguayan Society of Family and Community Medicine (SUMEFAC) gathers family and community physicians in Uruguay. We believe in the importance of caring for the environment as well as for the health of the people, understanding that everything is related on Earth. To best protect our patients, we are also committed to working to protect the health and vitality of our planet.
Health Care Without Harm is an international NGO that works to transform healthcare worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. With regional offices and partner organisations in 10 countries and an international network of 36,000 hospitals and health centres in 58 countries, we leverage the health sector’s expertise, purchasing power, political clout, workforce development, and moral authority to create the conditions for healthy people, communities, and the environment.
The Philippine Academy of Family Physicians is one of largest medical specialty organizations under the umbrella of the Philippine Medical Association. It is the specialty organization of Family Medicine specialists — primary care physicians dedicated to providing holistic, accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally-effective health care.
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) is a public health research institution that focuses on economic development, environmental change, and community health. Our studies aim to identify how economic development induces changes in social determinants and health outcomes and directly involve the local communities affected by industrial activities, climate change, and other environmental factors.
Migrant Clinicians Network is a global nonprofit organization focused on providing practical solutions at the intersection of vulnerability, migration, and health. We directly serve anyone with an ongoing health need who, because of their vulnerabilities, may be lost to follow-up as a result of the choice to migrate or forced displacement, from temporary, migrant, and year-round farmworkers and dairy workers, to people forced from their homes after a climate disaster or fleeing from disease, violence, or economic instability in their hometowns.
The Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine (semFYC) is the Federation of 17 scientific societies of Spain. Being a very active member of the WONCA Europe, the WONCA Iberoamerican CIMF and the WONCA World organizations, the semFYC gathers 20.000 Family Doctors and promotes strong Primary Health Care systems in order to create healthier and better societes. Our 20.000 Family Doctors prescribe Planetary Health every day and have become environment ambassadors.
For A Healthy Society, based in Mongolia, aims to create a better and healthier society through addressing health, education, social, and economic challenges. By collaborating with the Planetary Health Alliance and networking with other organizations, we are committed to learning and sharing resources to contribute to health and well-being of humanity and nature.
RCPE enables physicians and their teams to deliver the highest standard of healthcare for patients, and improve the quality of health and prevention of disease through: engaging with policy makers, facilitating the training of the next generation of physicians via educational and mentorship opportunities, and building a global community of physicians that is cross disciplinary, generational, and geographically distributed. RCPE is committed to engaging its Fellows & Members in the Clinicians for Planetary Health initiative, galvanizing clinicians and their patients around planetary health through lifestyle modifications and activism to accelerate health promotion and disease prevention.
The SA Academy of Family Physicians is a professional body for family physicians in South Africa. We recognise the impact of climate change on our patients and communities in southern Africa. Joining the Planetary Health Alliance will motivate further commitment to the issue within the Academy leadership and members. We hope to inform our members more actively on the issues, both the impact of the environmental crises on public health as well as the contribution of the health services to the problems. We plan to learn from other members of the PHA on how to do this and to include our voice in advocacy through the PHA for the issues to be tackled with greater urgency on global and national levels.
The Mediterranean Society of Lifestyle Medicine - MSLM is a non governmental, non-profit, independent scientific organization led by physicians, health professionals and other social agents to advance evidence-based lifestyle medicine as the fundamental approach to assist individuals and communities in modifying behaviors to promote physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being, as well as planetary health. Our mission is to present the evidence that the dietary pattern that best preserves both human and planetary health is based on minimally processed, whole plant foods grown using sustainable and restorative agricultural practices. The MSLM also seeks to provide educational opportunities for those who want to restore human and planetary health, create resilient, healthy communities and help transform current policy that favors high cost medical care, industrial agricultural and food production systems over people and the environment.