Looking for Examples: Public Health Promoting Health, Health Equity & Climate Action

With funding from the McConnell Foundation, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), the Canadian Health Association for Sustainability & Equity (CHASE), and the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) are collaborating to support climate action (investments, policies and programs) at the local level focused on achieving a net-zero carbon economy by mid-century.

We want to showcase the work already being done by public health. Let us know if you are involved in the development or implementation of a policy or program that addresses health and/or health equity that may also reduce climate emissions. For example, projects that have: 

  • Made communities more walkable, bikeable, transit-supportive, or accessible to all
  • Increased tree canopy, greenspace or parks in communities, particularly in underserved neighbourhoods
  • Increased investments in public transit or active transportation infrastructure, particularly in underserved neighbourhoods
  • Supported building standards for new buildings, encouraged renewable energy, improved energy efficiency of existing buildings, improved indoor environments for the protection of health, or decreased energy poverty or
  • Promoted plant-based diets, the protection of agricultural lands, urban agriculture,  sustainable agriculture, or food security.

If you have a story to tell, please contact Kim Perrotta at Kim@chasecanada.org.

If there’s a good fit with our overall project, we will schedule a 30-minute interview. We plan to share these stories with others in public health through case study reports, webinars and blogs.