The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education
The mission of the GCCHE is to ensure that all health professionals throughout the world – doctors, nurses, public health practitioners, mental health practitioners, and allied health specialists– have the knowledge and skills to prevent, reduce, and respond to the health impacts of climate change thereby reducing health disparities and improving quality of health and wellbeing.
We approach this challenge through three key strategic areas:
- Advancing health professional training globally;
- Increasing the capacity of the existing global health workforce;
- Leading strategic global advocacy to further climate and health capacity building.
Leveraging collaborations with over 100 governmental and non-governmental organizations and 300 academic institutions in 50+ countries, the GCCHE offers evidence-based, certificate-based training programs and technical workshops to increase the knowledge and technical capacity of national, regional, and local health authorities, health systems, agencies, organizations and individuals to prevent, prepare for and respond to climate impacts on health.
Additionally, we work with international, national, and local health departments and organizations to develop tailored approaches to capacity building among clinical and public health practitioners. Further, we work with our partners to increase the technical capacity for transdisciplinary research to inform health policy.
Supporting the following commitments:
- Conduct climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation assessments (V&As) at population level and/or health care facility level.
- Develop a health national adaptation plan (HNAP) informed by the health V&A, which forms part of the National Adaptation Plan.