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Elsevier,

The Journal of Climate Change and Health, Volume 5, 2022, 100092

As both COVID-19 and climate change crises converged and even contributed to each other, a much older crisis reemerged: structural racism and the policy stagnation that refuses to address it. 

Background: Many states in the United States (US) have introduced barriers to impede voting among individuals from socio-economically disadvantaged groups. This may reduce representation thereby decreasing access to lifesaving goods, such as health insurance. Methods: We used cross-sectional data from 242,727 adults in the 50 states and District of Columbia participating in the US 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). To quantify access to voting, the Cost of Voting Index (COVI), a global measure of barriers to voting within a state during a US election was used.

Elsevier,

The Journal of Climate Change and Health,
Volume 3,
2021,
100035

Both short-term and chronic exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5) are known to cause a host of adverse health outcomes, including premature death. This paper will review sources, health impacts and health inequities associated with PM2.5, and will frame PM2.5 as both a social and structural determinant of health.
This Article supports SDGs 3 and 10 by showing substantial differences in the age-standardised mortality rate due to police violence over time and by racial and ethnic groups within the USA.
This Article supports SDGs 3 and 10, assessing whether people ageing with HIV have more drug-drug interactions than those without HIV, and whether this confers greater risk of hospitalisation.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has developed a unique Climate Change Curriculum Infusion Project (CCCIP) designed to incorporate information on climate health into an existing undergraduate preclinical curriculum.
Training future healthcare sustainability leaders in Canada.
Addresses the Health Effects of Climate Change: a new expanded climate and health strategy based on data, science, and action.
Elsevier,

The Journal of Climate Change and Health, Volume 4, 2021, 100070

The healthcare industry is the second leading contributor of waste in the United States. This study reports a waste audit to identify key waste generators in an outpatient practice and start immediately reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
Elsevier,

Geography and Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2021, Pages 175-181

This article supports SDG 2, SDG 3, and SDG 13 by demonstrating the economic benefits of wind energy development to the local individuals and communities.

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