Building health care and community resilience in Southeast Florida

BY E. Schwotzer, — 05/24/2021

Healthcare Without Harm released an article on how Southeast Florida hospitals are on the front line of climate change, bearing the costs of increased diseases and more extreme weather events. In 2020, the dual crises of more frequent and intense heat waves, hurricanes, and flooding as well as the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the urgent need for more resilience in health care and communities. 

Health Care Without Harm, Cleveland Clinic, and Perkins&Will held a two-day, invite-only virtual summit on climate resilience to catalyze collaborative climate action planning to make Southeast Florida more resilient in the face of climate change and future pandemics. Attendees from health care, government, academia, and community organizations all came together to better understand how climate change and extreme weather events impact the region along with opportunities to collaborate and build more resilience in their communities.

The article can be found here.

Here is an excerpt that features SELF:

A resource list was also created, although many are specific to Southeast Florida we hope you will find them helpful as you think about building health and resilience in your community: 

The article can be found here.

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