Health Professionals: Take Action
Our health, and our children’s health, is being directly and seriously impacted by extreme weather becoming more common and weather fluctuations becoming the new normal. These changes impact the spread of Lyme disease risk areas, asthma triggers and the risk of heat-related illness.
Addressing climate-related health impacts will require the action and support of health sector workers across Ontario.
We need your help to make sure families and communities have the information and tools they need to protect themselves and their families from the health impacts of climate change.
Download the kit below for resources you can use to take action and educate patients in your work and in your community.
Check out this video featuring Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health to learn more about how public health professionals can help to engage the public around the health benefits of climate action.
See why Registered Nurses at RNAO are getting involved in the Make It Better campaign and taking the pledge.
Elise Skinner BA, MScN, RN
Hilda Swirsky, RN, BScN, MEd