Resources for More Information

As we outlined, climate change affects many aspects of our social, economic, and personal lives, and there is lots of information out there on why this is. To learn more about how climate change impacts your health and the health of your community, please use some of the resources below.

More on the Health Impacts of Climate Change

 

Climate change and health by the World Health Organization (2021)

 

Climate Effects on Health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021)

 

Understanding the Connections Between Climate Change and Human Health by the Environmental Protection Agency (2021)

 

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (2016)

The Health Benefits of Nature

A new program in Canada gives doctors the option of prescribing national park visits by Sharon Pruitt-Young (2022)

“‘Given the growing body of evidence that indicates nature time can improve all kinds of different physical and mental health conditions, we're hoping that our PaRx program not only improves patient health, but reduces costs to the healthcare system, and helps to grow the number of people who are more engaged environmental advocates’”

 

Park Rx America

“Park Rx America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase health and happiness, and foster environmental stewardship, by virtue of prescribing Nature during the routine delivery of healthcare by a diverse group of health care professionals.”

 

Park Rx Health Benefits

“The benefits of nature are physical, mental, social. There are currently more than 400 studies that demonstrate the numerous health benefits that nature provides.”