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Climate Change - Resources for Families & Caregivers

April is Climate Change Awareness Month.

PPN’s Resource Central has links to information that may be helpful for individuals and families to better understand how climate change impacts the health of children. Search the Resource Central website for more resources with keyword, climate, for more information.

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Climate and Health Videos

These five short videos from the CDC cover extreme heat, storms and flooding, poor air quality, and the spread of disease by insects, ticks, and rodents. Each video discusses actions that communities can take to prepare for the health effects caused by climate change.

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Climate Change & Children’s Health

This document from the U.S. EPA about how climate change impacts children's health and what families and communities can do about it.

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Climate Change Education

This website aims to help people understand and address the impacts of the climate crisis, empowering them with the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes needed to act as agents of change.

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Climate Change and Children’s Health: Building a Healthy Future for Every Child

This policy statement from the AAP discusses how climate change leads to shifts in temperature, precipitation, and ecosystems, affecting air and water quality, food security, and the incidence of diseases.

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Health Effects of Climate Change on Children

This learning module on climate and health was designed to give pediatric providers the tools they need in order to incorporate climate change counseling into the framework of an outpatient well child visit.

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Climate Resources for Health Education

This organization prepares evidence-based resources to accelerate the incorporation of climate change and planetary health information into educational curricula.