PUBLIC HEALTH


UPDATED LOGISTICS INFO — 

Line-up location: Along Central Park West at 66th Street.  Please enter at the 72nd Street subway station.  The march starts at 11:30 am, but it is recommended you come early.  See complete details on the main march logistics website.

Press conference before the march: We will be meeting at the southeast corner of W 59th Street & 10th Avenue, in front of Roosevelt Hospital, at 9 am.  A press conference is then scheduled at 9:30 am at the same location.  We will then be walking to join the rest of the Climate March at 10 am at the above posted line-up location.  Volunteers will be posted at 66th Street & Central Park West to greet our health and mental health contingent.  You are welcome to meet directly at this line-up location after 10 am.

*** To stay up to date on the day of the march, text @HealthHubPCM to 23559.

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Artwork by Josh Starcher

OUR MISSION — The threats from climate change are not only damaging to our earth’s health, but also our human health. These threats are multiple and increasingly becoming more severe.  We are a group of public health, mental health, and other health professionals as well as health advocates and activists dedicated to educating the public on the public health, mental health and medical effects of climate change and for advocating for strong action on climate change.

WHO WE ARE — Participating organizations include:

ACT UP New York

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

Climate 911

Healthcare Now NYC

Health Care Without Harm

International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC)

Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign

New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)

Physicians for a National Health Program – NY Metro Chapter (PNHP-NY Metro)

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)

Physicians for Social Responsibility/New York City (PSR/NYC)

Physicians for Social Responsibility/Philadelphia (PSR/Philadelphia)

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR)

… and growing.

To join as a Public Health hub participating organization, contact us at pcm.publichealth@gmail.com.

RESOURCES — Check out these websites from our participating organizations and others to learn more about the public health impact of climate change.

Advancing Clean Air, Climate & Health: Opportunities for Nurses (Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments)

Climate and Health (Center for Disease Control & Prevention)

Climate Change and Public Health (Fossil Free)

Climate Change Is a Threat to Health (PSR)

New York Climate and Health Project (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health)

Rebranding Climate Change as a Public Health Issue (Time)

The Links Between Climate and Health (Climate 911)

WORK WITH US —

Come to an Event Join on Facebook

Join the next conference call:

Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

Call information:

Dial-in Number: 1-267-507-0240 

Conference Code: 298370

E-mail us at:

pcm.publichealth@gmail.com


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