UCLA Fielding School of Health creates new research center to address public health effects of climate change

September 2, 2020

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has created the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions to address the health effects of climate change. UCLA C-Solutions will collaborate with Los Angeles community members and elected officials to advance research-based strategies to strengthen communities’ climate resilience and slow the harmful health impacts of climate change. 

“We know from research that there are many ways to mitigate or adapt to climate change that come with public health co-benefits; for example, promoting active travel with better infrastructure or walk and biking reduces greenhouse gas emissions and also increase beneficial physical activity in the population,” said Michael Jerrett, UCLA C-Solutions co-director and professor environmental health sciences at the Fielding School. 

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