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OCCHE Releases Climate Hazard Resource

Faridat Animashaun
May 23, 2023

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE) shared a new resource to help health care providers mitigate climate-related threats to patients’ well-being.

“Protecting Vulnerable Patient Populations from Climate Hazards: A Referral Guide for Health” provides strategies for health care providers to educate and refer patients to resources that can remedy health issues related to climate change. The guide includes case studies illustrating practical uses of the resources included.

Contact Director of Policy Rob Nelb, MPH, at rnelb@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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