June Op-Eds by Physicians
Climate & Health - State Edition
Volume 1 | Issue 10
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Op-Eds & LTEs by Doctors This Month
Drs. Robert & Lori Byron:
Billings Gazette (Montana) (6/18/17) Decision 'against medical advice'

Dr. Ankush K. Bansal:
Palm Beach Post (Florida) (6/13/17) A doctor’s prescription for climate change

 Dr. Georgia Milan:
Idaho State Journal (6/11/17) Climate change and your health

 Dr. Elizabeth Del Buono:
Traverse City Record-Eagle (Michigan) (6/9/17) Forum: Trump's fundamental failure of leadership

 Dr. Manijeh Berenji:
Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) (6/5/17) As climate changes, health will too

Dr. Don Gaede: 
Fresno Bee (California) (6/4/17) Doctors warn Trump about climate change, but he won’t listen

 Dr. Nitin S. Damle:
Providence Business Journal (6/19/17) (Rhode Island) Climate change’s dire health consequences
Action Item
Write  an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor in Your Community:
Join many of your colleagues by speaking out about how climate change is impacting the health of human populations across the U.S.

Write your own op-ed, here's how!
Your voices are making a difference.
States in Action
Here's what states are doing to fight climate change (Los Angeles Times)
The decision to roll back environmental regulations leaves the future of the country’s battle against climate change in the hands of individual states.Here’s a look at the policies that states have enacted so far. READ MORE
State Renewable Portfolio Standards and Goals (National Conference of State Legislatures)
States have been active in adopting or increasing renewable portfolio standards, and 29 states now have them. See how your state stacks up: 
9 U.S States formed Climate Alliance: Could Meet Paris Climate Goals
Nearly 40% of US CO2 emissions are in the hands of states that have either committed to meeting their share of the US’s Paris Agreement target or who have established their own ambitious long-term emission reduction goals. READ MORE
States Feel the Heat (and Other Effects)
Temperatures climb to 120° F on the first day of summer (PHOENIX, AZ)
The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. has seen in years, forcing flights to be canceled, straining the power grid and making life miserable for workers. READ MORE
Here’s how climate change is already affecting your health, based on your state
Different geographic regions in the US are facing a range of effects, many of which are already taking shape today. Some of them are as geographically specific as to affect only one state. READ MORE
Call for Applicants for Leaders Under 30 program!

Johnson & Johnson is launching the GenH Challenge, a global social venture competition dedicated to finding solutions for some of the world's toughest health problems, helping to create the healthiest generation ever.
Because people are the key to great ideas, they are inviting innovators and social entrepreneurs worldwide to design new approaches for igniting progress in five areas of Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Women & Children, Essential Surgery, Environmental Health, Healthy Workforce and Global Disease Challenges.
Johnson & Johnson is committing $1 million in cash and other incentives to help six winners bring their big ideas to life. 

Beginning on June 19, 2017 and running through October 18, 2017,
they will be accepting ideas through their website, where you can learn more about the GenH Challenge:

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