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NMHPCA works to help link health professionals in climate change advocacy to tools and resources.
Advanced Clean Cars and Advanced Clean Trucks Rules
NMHPCA is strongly supporting NMED and our Governor’s effort to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector. These rules will improve health and reduce carbon emissions, ensuring that New Mexicans have access to zero-emission vehicles. Gas-powered cars are a major source of air pollution, which can cause respiratory problems, heart disease and cancer. These rules will protect the health of New Mexicans, especially children and those who live close to major highways and truck routes. We are proud that NMHPCA Chair, Dr. Paul Charlton, submitted written testimony for the EIB hearing highlighting the health benefits of adopting these rules.
Public Health and Climate Resiliency Act
Support the Public Health and Climate Resiliency Act. Read the Fact Sheet.
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NMHPCA continues to advocate for the establishment of a robust Climate and Health Program along with a $10 million Community Resiliency Fund to support adaptation planning and implementation for the most vulnerable NM communities. We are working closely with the NM Environmental Public Health Network, a project of NM Voices for Children, and other partnering organizations to strengthen our proposal for this year’s legislative session. Watch for more information about how you can help our state address the health impacts of climate change with a commitment to data-driven action, community engagement and equity.
U.S. Call to Action on Climate Health and Equity: 10 Policy Priorities
This site lists several easy advocacy actions for you to take! View current and previous Call to Actions here. | View the Policy Action Agenda here.
The National Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Public Health Association are among the more than 180 health organizations calling on policymakers at all levels of government, and leaders in business and civil society to face the climate-health emergency head on and take actions outlined in The Call to Action on Climate Health and Equity. The agenda calls out 10 specific policy priorities, including the following:
1. Meeting and strengthening greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments and supporting the Paris Agreement.
2. Transitioning rapidly away from the use of coal, oil and natural gas to clean, safe, and renewable energy and energy efficiency.
3. Emphasizing active transportation in the transition to zero-carbon transportation systems.
4. Promoting healthy, sustainable and resilient farms and food systems, forests, and natural lands.
5. Ensuring that all U.S. residents have access to safe and affordable drinking water and a sustainable water supply.
6. Investing in policies that support a just transition for workers and communities adversely impacted by climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy.
7. Engaging the health sector voice in the call for climate action.
8. Incorporating climate solutions into all health care and public health systems.
9. Building resilient communities in the face of climate change.
10. Investing in climate in a way that benefits health, and health in a way that doesn’t harm the climate.
Medical Society Consortium on Climate Health
Write a letter asking your healthcare institution to sign the HHS Health Sector Climate Pledge. In March, HHS announced that the Health Sector Climate Pledge will be accepting new signatories on an ongoing basis. To move additional health sector organizations toward signing, we are asking you to write to your health care system CEOs or other executive leaders within your institutions asking them to join the pledge. Health Care Without Harm and the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health have drafted two letters, one from an individual and onefor a group sign-in, and are providing guidance for outreach opportunities.