• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

Climate transform requirements addressed as a overall health challenge


Mar 16, 2023

Dear Gov. Lujan Grisham and Secretary Allen: We are writing on behalf of the swiftly increasing network of New Mexican overall health specialists alarmed by the risky overall health effects of climate transform we at the moment see manifesting amongst sufferers and communities in our state. We admire your commitment to enhancing the effectively-becoming of all New Mexicans below your leadership.

We request that you continue this commitment by supporting the creation of a devoted Public Overall health and Climate Resiliency Plan at the NM Division of Overall health to develop knowledge inside our state to address these substantial threats.

The adverse effects of climate transform on person and population overall health are currently becoming felt right here. These deleterious impacts on our high quality of life will probably raise substantially in the coming years, posing really serious challenges to the overall health and effectively-becoming of communities across the state.

New Mexico requirements enhanced capacity inside our state overall health institutions and regional communities to prepare for these alterations and the inevitable adaptations necessary. The a lot more ready we are for these alterations, the a lot more resilient New Mexico will continue to be.

Sincerely on behalf of New Mexico Overall health Specialists for Climate Action,

Paul Charlton, MD, MA, Gallup,

Shelley Mann-Lev, MPH, Santa Fe

Claudia Pratesi, Ph.D., MCRP, Albuquerque

Kenneth Reid, MHA, MBA, Pueblo of Isleta

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