April 18, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • More than six months after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established an office on climate change and health equity, there remains no dedicated funding or staff to support it. HHS originally established the office to study the “cascading” impacts of climate change-related health issues and develop the agency’s priorities. HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine said she hopes to attract funding for the office in the future, but that some lawmakers “have a sense of urgency about climate change, and of course, others don’t.” (Article here) To learn more about the impact of climate change on mental health, read this Third Horizon Strategies blog!