White House names 11 'Champions' in Public Health, Climate Change

These 11 individuals are being recognized for their contributions and leadership in promoting healthcare environmental sustainability, raising awareness about the potential health consequences of climate change, and helping their communities prepare for climate related health impacts.

By Healthcare Facilities Today


The White House has revealed its 2013 Champions of Change in the area of Public Health and Climate Change. The Champions of Change program recognizes “ordinary Americans who are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.”

These 11 individuals are being recognized for their contributions and leadership in promoting healthcare environmental sustainability, raising awareness about the potential health consequences of climate change, and helping their communities prepare for climate related health impacts. 

The 2013 Champions of Change in Public Health and Climate Change are: 

Dr. Laura Anderko
Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies
Annandale, Va.

 

Dr. Yadira Caraveo
Pediatrician
Thornton, Colo.

 

Kizzy Charles-Guzman
Director of the Climate and Health Program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Gary Cohen
Co-Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm
Jamaica Plain, Mass.

 

Dan Dolan-Laughlin
Retired railroad executive and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease sufferer
Wheaton, Ill.

 

Dr. Georgia Milan
Former clinician; member, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Missoula, Mont.

 

Dr. Susan Pacheco
Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston

 

Dr. William Rom
Chair, American Thoracic Society's Environmental Health Policy Committee
New York

 

Dr. Linda Rudolph
Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute
Oakland, Calif.

 

Therese Smith
Registered nurse
Westland, Mich.

 

Dr. Jeff Thompson
Chief Executive Officer of Gundersen Health System
La Crosse, Wis.

 

For more information, visit www.whitehouse.gov/champions.

 



July 17, 2013


Topic Area: Industry News , Sustainable Operations


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