5 Action Steps for Health and Human Services to Help Lead a National Mobilization to Defeat the Climate Crisis

1. Establish an Office of Climate Change and Health Equity to respond to the risks posed by climate change in exacerbating infectious diseases

2. Leverage the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to support more energy efficiency, weatherization, and renewable energy installation projects

3. Establish a Climate Risk Task Force within HHS focused on addressing climate change-driven public health impacts on vulnerable populations

4. Strengthen the resilience of healthcare systems and supply chains in the face of climate impacts, including worsening disasters

5. Prioritize National Institutes of Health grant funding for research on the intersections of public health and climate change



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