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About Us

Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time and has major health and healthcare implications. As some of the most respected professionals in America, doctors, nurses and other health professionals have a crucial part to play in raising awareness of the public about these issues. Founded in 2022, Texas Clinicians for Climate Health aims to educate Texans on the health impacts of climate change, to advocate for climate solutions, and to enhance equitable healthcare services for Texans. 

 

Our Parent Organization, the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health (Consortium) brings together associations representing over 600,000 clinical practitioners to carry three simple messages:

Climate change is harming Americans today and these harms will increase unless we act;


The way to slow or stop these harms is to decrease the use of fossil fuels and increase energy efficiency and use of clean energy sources; and


These changes in energy choices will improve the quality of our air and water and bring immediate health benefits.  
This is especially important to vulnerable Americans and communities who are experiencing a disproportionate impact today from climate change.    

Chair of the Steering Committee:

Dr. Jessica Edwards

Co-Chair of the Steering Committee:

Dr. Mark McShane

Steering Committee Members:

Becky Bernhardt

Dr. Lesa Walker

Student Doctor Daniel Szabo
 

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