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Workshop: Advocacy and Organising on Climate Change and Health

This Workshop provides an exciting opportunity for health professionals to learn strategic campaigning and organising skills to support their advocacy for action on climate change.

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Premier's Sustainability Awards Entries

Victoria’s health sustainability leaders are being urged to enter this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards and share their insights with people, organisations and companies across the state.

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Registration open for Healthcare Environmental Sustainability Forum

The two-day forum is an opportunity for people from diverse health backgrounds to learn, network and collaborate, and ultimately to further our environmental sustainability in healthcare work.

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Organiser - Advocacy Campaign

The Our Climate Our Health Campaign, currently lead by the Climate and Health Alliance, is looking for an energetic and dynamic Organiser.

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New Zealand | GGHH Members’ Meeting

During the last week of February, five District Health Boards in the North Island of New Zealand came together to discuss regional priorities, challenges and projects, and work together in key areas. 

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CAHA congratulates Dr Peter Orris

CAHA congratulates Dr. Peter Orris on his Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Global Health, awarded by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) at the 15th World Congress on Public Health last week in Melbourne. 

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CAHA presentations at 15th World Congress on Public Health

The 15th World Congress on Public Health, held last week in Melbourne, was a fantastic opportunity to share CAHA’s work with public health professionals from around the world. 

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Latrobe Valley to benefit from cleaner air and better health

The Climate and Health Alliance has welcomed Engie’s decision to close its Hazelwood coal-fired power station, saying this will immediately improve the health of the thousands of people living nearby.

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GGHH member advertises role for first Sustainability Manager

In exciting news our Global Green and Healthy Hospital member South West Sydney Local Health District, is advertising a position for their first ever Sustainability Manager.

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National Strategy draft framework is out!

The Draft Framework for the National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being is out!

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Adani coal mine is a public health catastrophe

Dr Kate Charlesworth writes on the "unacceptably high" health risks of coal mines

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Inside the Climate Change-Human Health conference

The Climate Change-Human Health Conference held on 16th February 2017 highlighted some critical points for climate change and health

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Health fund HCF divests from fossil fuels

HCF is the first Australian private health fund to divest from fossil fuels, pulling around $20m out of the fossil fuel industry in Australia and overseas.

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Experts are right to speak out about climate change

February 6th marks the eighth anniversary of the Black Saturday bush fires in Victoria, and a time to reflect on how doctors, nurses and psychologists can prepare for the future.

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Tony McMichael's last book and lasting legacy

Tony McMichael inspired generations of researchers across disciplines to think holistically about global ecological and environmental changes and its impacts upon public health.

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Stay safe this summer

As temperatures climb and we head outdoors with friends and family, an excellent resource from Australian Geographic helps to identify the signs of heatstroke and exhaustion.

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Heatwaves & medication - a dangerous concoction

People on medications such as antipsychotics, antihypertensives, and some over-the-counter products reduce their ability to stay cool, regulate body temperature or perceive thirst.

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2016 worlds hottest year

Three international agencies have confirmed it, 2016 was the worlds hottest year on record. That's now three years in a row, with records set in 2014, 2015 and now 2016.

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Meet with your MP!

In 2017, we're encouraging hundreds of health and medical professionals to meet with their MP or Senator.

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Can we blame climate change for thunderstorm asthma?

Janie Maxwell writes on the recent thunderstorm event that claimed eight lives in Melbourne.

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