On November 29, 2021, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) will hold a special National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council (NAEHSC) meeting to consider an NIH-wide Climate Change and Health Concept. An executive committee comprising the directors of seven NIH Institutes and Centers—including NINR’s Dr. Shannon Zenk—has committed to providing leadership and oversight of the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative.
The Concept to be presented during this special NAEHSC session will outline a strategic framework to address the climate crisis by proposing to:
- Strengthen capacity for climate and health research at home and abroad.
- Promote the best science and most impactful interventions, with an emphasis on health equity and community-engaged research.
- Support a pipeline of climate change and health workforce and research.
- Promote synergies through collaboration with other federal agencies and research organizations.