Jeanne Herb chairs National Academy of Sciences workshop planning committee on Communities, Climate Change and Health Equity.

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As climate change worsens air pollution, expands urban heat islands, and intensifies extreme weather events, communities least able to respond often bear the largest health burden. Targeted investments that prioritize disproportionately impacted communities are needed to mitigate and adapt to the health effects of climate change.

This workshop series will explore the current state of knowledge about climate-related health disparities. Participants will explore specific actions to take when working with communities to improve climate-related health outcomes and invest in health equity.