"The life of every child born today will be profoundly affected by climate change. Without accelerated intervention, this new era will come to define the health of people at every stage of their lives." - The 2019 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

Image Source: Bennett Kissel, MD
"Tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century" -The Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change

Image: Global Climate Strike in September 2019 (Image Source: Bennett Kissel)
Education is an essential element of the global response to climate change - Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development Programme, UNESCO.

Image: University of California-wide Climate and Health Education Faculty Development Initiative
UCSF Director of Sustainability, Gail Lee addresses the audience at the Annual Sustainability Awards recognizing faculty and staff contributions
UCSF Students and Faculty Meeting with Senator Feinstein's Office to discuss climate policy
"The climate crisis is a health crisis: Medicine must reckon with the coming catastrophe" by Cyril Manning, UCSF Magazine

There has never been a more critical time for climate solutions that promote health and equity.

The University of California Center for Climate, Health and Equity housed at UCSF aims to harness the expertise and leadership of the health sector to drive ambitious climate action that prioritizes the health, equity and respect of all communities.

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Request for Applications: UC CCHE Climate and Health Seed Grants

The UC Center for Climate, Health and Equity is announcing an open call for research proposals that address a range of priorities at the intersection of climate change and human health.

The Climate and Health Seed Grant Program was created to support interdisciplinary research projects across the UC system that advance our understanding of the human health impacts of climate change and the climate solutions that advance health equity. Priority will be given to proposals that focus on climate and health equity. Selected proposals will receive one-time, non-renewable funding of up to $10,000 for faculty and fellows, and up to $5,000 for students, during the period March 2022 – March 2023.

Timeline:

  • Letter of intent due by January 15, 2022
  • Full proposals invited by January 31, 2022
  • Full proposal submission by February 28, 2022
  • Funded proposals announced by March 15, 2022
  • Project period March 31, 2022 – March 30, 2023
  • Final report due March 30, 2023 

For more information on application and submission requirements, please read the full request for applications here


Call for Papers: Climate Change and Mental Health Education

Academic Psychiatry is developing a special topical collection of papers related to climate change and mental health education under the direction of Guest Editor Andreea Seritan, M.D., and Deputy Editor John Coverdale, M.D., M.Ed. This collection will include not only a special print issue but also an online collection that will begin right away and continue to be curated and grow.

All submissions will undergo review via the journal’s Editorial Manager platform, and publication is not guaranteed.

Types of papers:

  • Quantitative and qualitative research and scholarship (Empirical Reports, In Brief Reports)
  • Rigorous analyses (Systematic and Other Reviews, Annotated Bibliographies, Commentaries)
  • Educational Case Reports
  • Columns (“Down to Earth” Academic Skills, Media, Missions)
  • Perspectives (Faculty Viewpoint, The Learner’s Voice, Letters to the Editor, Poetry)

For details on the submission process and manuscript formatting, please see the journal’s Instructions for Authors. Submissions for the collection are requested by January 15, 2022.

Contact the collection editors and/or the journal editorial office with questions or ideas to discuss:

Dr. Andreea Seritan: [email protected] and Dr. John Coverdale: [email protected]

Journal Editorial Office, Ann Tennier, Managing Editor: [email protected]


Application Opportunity: Climate Health Fellow

 The national office of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has an exciting job opening for a Climate Health Fellow.

The Fellow – a medical, nursing, health or public health student, resident, or recent graduate – will reach out to their peers to help them advance climate education, mitigation and/or adaptation in their school or community. 

This is a paid position with a commitment of 10 hours per week.

For further information, email [email protected] with the subject line "Climate Health Fellow.