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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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No time for Trump despair on climate change

CAHA's Vice President Peter Sainsbury (pictured) features on Croakey, writing on the implications of inaction on climate change.

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As doctors, we are worried about climate change

Emergency physicians Marianne Cannon and Joseph Ting insist that doctors are already seeing the effects of climate change.

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Looking for a new role for 2017?

We're looking for an Organiser for Climate-Health Training and Capacity Building. Applications close Sunday 15 January.

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Mater Health Services wins sustainability award

The Queensland Premier's Sustainability award has been won by Mater Health Services, for their outstanding energy efficiency initiatives.

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Report from 10th October 2016 Health Leaders Meeting with Parliamentarians

See our findings from our roundtable discussion between health leaders and parliamentarians regarding a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia.

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Join our Campaign Strategy Meeting

The campaign for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia is in full swing, come learn more about the campaign and how you can be apart of the movement.

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Webinar: Global and National Climate and Health Policy

As the global change negotiations (COP22) continue in Marrakech, Morocco, please join us for a free webinar on Global and National Climate and Health Policy.
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