CNEHJ has a Nurses’ FOOD & AGRICULTURE TEAM that is helping to educate and engage nurses about farmworker health and safety.

Climate Change is Posing Increasing Human Health Risks

Climate change is often portrayed as catastrophes – extreme storms, flooding, unrelenting fires – and this is a valid depiction. But it also causes massive human health and mental health effects. Nurses need to be prepared for an influx of patients affected by these big catastrophes and the daily increases in diseases that we are already seeing that are being caused and exacerbated by climate change.

Nurses Are Guided by the Science

Listen to fabulous podcasts by our friends at Cool Solutions on a range of practical climate change topics.

In California, CNEHJ is actively engaged with The Climate Center in support of a Climate Safe California Campaign. Individual nurses can endorse the campaign and join our CNEHJ nursing meetings on climate change 🡪 See the calendar for the next meeting.

Food Waste

The EPA has identified food waste to be a major contributor of climate change across all sectors. We must work to address food waste at all levels of food production from the source to the consumer level.

New Year’s Pledge Helps Millions Eat Healthier

A month long challenge proves remarkably successful at enticing people to try out (and continue) plant based diets.

California-specific Climate Change Resources from CDPH Office of Health Equity / Climate Equity TOOLS: