Planetary Health Education

Planetary Health education is rapidly expanding with new courses, lecture series, degree programs, faculty positions, and cross-university initiatives emerging across the globe. Globally, there are now more than 20 university-level centers fully focused on Planetary Health. The PHA is dedicated to supporting and amplifying these efforts and to convening students and educators around the world in order to share and co-create Planetary Health resources that bridge knowledge and action. Explore introductory Planetary Health education materials, recent PHA education efforts, and materials by thematic area below! 

 The book    Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to...
The book Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves, co-edited by Dr. Samuel Myers and Dr. Howard Frumkin, uses a interdisciplinary approach to address a wide range of health impacts felt in the Anthropocene, including food and nutrition, infectious disease, non-communicable disease, dislocation and conflict, and mental health. It also presents strategies to combat environmental changes and their ill-effects, such as controlling toxic exposures, investing in clean energy, improving urban design, and more. Chapters are authored by widely recognized experts. You can inquire about educator examination copies here. The book has been translated into multiple languages. 

 The   Planetary Health Education Framework   aims to...
The Planetary Health Education Framework aims to guide the education of global citizens, practitioners, and professionals able and willing to address the complex Planetary Health challenges of our world today. The framework also seeks to inspire all peoples across the globe to create, restore, steward, and conserve healthy ecosystems for a thriving human civilization. We envisage that the framework will contribute to positive outcomes for the biosphere, overcoming the Planetary Health challenges before us.

The Planetary Health Education framework considers five foundational domains that we as a group believe comprise the essence of Planetary Health knowledge, values, and practice: 
  • (1) interconnection within Nature
  • (2) the Anthropocene and health
  • (3) equity and social justice
  • (4) movement building and systems change
  • (5) systems thinking and complexity

The   Planetary Health Expand    initiative  is...
The Planetary Health Expand initiative is working to
  • mobilize the global health and development communities to develop and integrate Planetary Health curriculum into international medical, nursing and public health education systems.
  • create awareness of Planetary Health across national and global public health institutions and practitioners. 
  • support incorporation of Planetary Health into narratives and policy agendas of international NGOs and multilateral organizations that deal with global health and development.

 For Educators and Learners     Build Your Own Planetary...

For Educators and Learners

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 Interested in engaging with other Planetary Health...
Interested in engaging with other Planetary Health educators and learners to share resources, ideas, lessons learned, and start new projects? Join the Planetary Health Education working groups on the PHA Online Members Community on Hylo! Planetary Health education has been rapidly expanding, with new courses, lecture series, degree programs, faculty positions, and cross-university initiatives emerging across the globe. Join our Hylo community to never miss the latest in Planetary Health education. Currently, there are active groups in PH Education, PH Higher Education, PH K-12 Education, and PH Case Studies.

Explore Planetary Health education by thematic area

Planetary Health addresses a variety of environmental changes and health impacts. Representing Planetary Health in your schools and classrooms requires the exploration of diverse and interconnected topics across various disciplines, centered on showcasing humanity's profound impact on Earth's natural systems and how accelerating global environmental change affects our health and well-being. Explore resources by thematic area below.

Planetary Health Alliance

The Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of over 340 universities, government entities, research institutes, and other partners around the world committed to understanding and addressing global environmental change and its health impacts.
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