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Public Health Sector Organizations

Organizations that work on adaption in the public health sector are listed below.

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100 Resilient Cities

100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks - earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. - but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis - high unemployment, endemic violence, chronic food and water shortages, etc.

 

 

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AdaptNY

AdaptNY is a digital journalism project at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The project uses innovative social networking and crowd sourcing to provide information about climate change. The project seeks to improve engagement over the issue of adaptation in NYC though a wide range of existing tools and techniques, from expansive curation to data journalism, mapping, and other original interactive and multimedia storytelling techniques. This digital-centered approach is supplemented by face-to-face workshopping hosted by CUNY and other news media partners.

 

 

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Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: Center for Climate and Health

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is a not-for-profit tribal health organization managed by Alaska Native tribal governments and their regional health organizations. The Consortium was created in 1997 to provide statewide Native health services. 

 

 

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AmeriCorps - Corporation for National and Community Service

Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 unique sites including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that hosts the AmeriCorps program, works to help millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service.

 

 

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American Public Health Association (APHA)

APHA is concerned with the public health implications of climate change - from effects on drinking water supply, to changes in vector-borne diseases, to extreme weather events. They have a particular focus on the adverse effects to vulnerable populations and sensitive communities. APHA advocates for climate change and transportation policies that promote public health and the environment; linking transportation choices and climate change, and supporting a role for public health in climate change prevention and response.

 

 

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Asian Pacific Environmental Network

The Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) holds the vision that all people have a right to a clean and healthy environment in which their communities can live, work, learn, play, and thrive. APEN was founded in 1993 and seeks to bring together a collective voice among the diverse Asian Pacific Islander communities in the US. Through a strategy which combines grassroots community organizing, civic engagement, and policy, APEN works to develop an alternative agenda for environmental, social, and economic justice.

 

 

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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) - Climate Change Collaborative

ASTHO formed the Climate Change Collaborative (CCC) to help state and territorial health agencies (STHAs) prepare for, mitigate and react to the effects of climate change.

 

 

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California Environmental Justice Alliance

California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) is a statewide coalition of grassroots, environmental justice organizations. CEJA seeks to shift the paradigm to prioritize environmental justice communities in California’s climate policy. To do so, CEJA works to put equity at the center of the climate debate; put the most vulnerable communities in leadership roles; and reorient policy to reduce toxic hotspots, implement strong regulatory measures, and speed the transition away from fossil fuels.

 

 

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Carolinas Integrative Sciences and Assessments (CISA) - RISA

CISA is a member of NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program, which supports climate research for decision-makers and policy planners at a regional level. CISA is committed to improving the range, quality, relevance, and accessibility of climate information for decision-making and resource management in North and South Carolina. CISA's initial research focus areas included water supply and quality modeling, and have more recently turned to climate impacts on public health and coastal communities.

 

 

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Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress (CAP) is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is, in their words, "dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. " With policy teams in major issue areas, such as energy and environment, CAP seeks to inform the national policy debate and work across disciplines to tackle complex, interrelated topics. As evidenced by the resources included in the Adaptation Clearinghouse, CAP maintains a focus on equity in climate adaptation.