Climate Change – An ‘Urgent Human Health Issue’

Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson Speaks at 2018 Global Climate Action Summit

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Kaiser Permanente is the leading health care sponsor of this week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, and CEO Bernard J. Tyson addressed the conference Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, during a session called, “Healthy Planet, Healthy People.”  Tyson discussed Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2020 — and how we are already on our way at 30 percent of that goal.

Addressing the link between climate change and health requires collaboration across health and hospital systems and key partner organizations. At Tyson’s GCAS session, he  shared this video, which illustrates the health risks attributed to climate change, and how organizations are coming together to address this as a matter of population health.

Follow the news of the Global Climate Action Summit on Twitter with hashtags #GCAS2018 and #ClimateChangesHealth. And spread the word by sharing this video via your own social media channels.