National Academy of Medicine launches Network Organizations to address climate change
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the launch of a public-private partnership of more than 110 organizations around the world declaring their commitment to mitigate climate change and protect human health, well-being, and equity. This expansion of the NAM’s Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector (Climate Collaborative) network was announced as the NAM observed Earth Day 2022.
The Climate Collaborative began in 2021 and provides a neutral platform for its participants to align around collective goals and actions for decarbonization — based on evidence, shared solutions, and a commitment to improve health equity.
To provide an opportunity for organizations to share plans of action, and extend the reach and impact of the work of the Climate Collaborative, the NAM recently called for and collected statements outlining organizations’ current and planned work to address climate change, particularly as they relate to the Climate Collaborative’s four priority areas – health care delivery; health care supply chain and infrastructure; health professional education and communication; and policy, financing, and metrics.
“Climate change is a public health emergency that all of us — the health sector and beyond — must take seriously and tackle together,” NAM President Victor J. Dzau said. “We are thrilled to see over 110 organizations coming together under the Climate Collaborative to achieve better health and equity. We believe that the power of collective action can galvanize a movement to decarbonize across the health sector and increase resilience.”
See the full list of organizations who have joined the Climate Collaborative as Network Organizations.