Climate change is real. It's urgent. And it's happening now.

Health professionals have a powerful role in taking action on climate to protect health.

As trusted experts, health professionals can be powerful agents of persuasion to their patients, clients, colleagues, families, communities and in the media.

They can also push for change within the health sector – which is responsible for 7% of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions.

The tools on this page will help you to:

  • Understand the health impacts of climate change
  • Communicate these effectively to different audiences
  • Reduce their own carbon footprint

How to talk about
climate change


We've created a guide to effectively communicate the health impacts of climate change—and the health benefits of climate action—to your patients, clients and colleagues.

Learn how to talk
to the media


    Health professionals are the best communicators of the health effects of climate change. We run monthly media training sessions for those who are new to media. 

10 ways you can act on climate change


Ten actions you can take in your personal life, your professional life and in your community. Taking action often counteracts the anxiety which accompanies climate change.

Talking about specific
climate challenges


The health effects of climate change are diverse, and affect people differently. Learn about how to talk specifically about fires, pollution, infection and more.

Register your interest
in doing media


   Submit an EOI to our national register of media spokespeople. We will provide you with the training, briefing and opportunities you need to make a difference.

Deep dive into
the research


In 2020, CAHA completed a literature scoping review to gather all available evidence on how  health professionals should communicate about climate change.