General

GCCHE Core Competencies

Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education: 

Climate & Health Key Competencies for Health Professions Students

This set of competencies reflects foundational climate and health knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes for health professions students to mitigate the health impacts of climate change. Intended as a guide for developing climate and health education in health professions schools’ curricula, the set can be applied as needed and included in a variety of formats and over different timescales, such as in slides over several years of teaching, a series of lectures, or an entire course. The set of competencies offers an overview 2 of the different domains, units, and elements of competency recommended for all health professions students, as well as specific competencies for public health and clinical practices.

The original GCCHE competencies set was developed and adopted in February 2018 by the GCCHE Advisory Council and Coordinating Committee. Amendments were developed by the GCCHE Coordinating Committee in November 2020.

General Knowledge

Resource Portals

Fact Sheets

Videos

Slides

Books

Podcasts

Online Courses

Miscellaneous Tools for Climate Health

  • "The Proclamation Request Toolkit", Children's Environmental Health Network - Advocacy tool offering customizable templates for proclamations for your mayor and/or governor, showcasing their commitment to protecting the climate and environmental health of children in their jurisdiction
  • CLIMAQ-H is a software tool for Member States of the WHO European Region to assess the outcomes of climate-driven policies and support decision-making, or for screening “what-if” scenarios, such as different carbon-reduction options, by comparing the potential health co-benefits achieved by implementing their NDC targets. 
  • EPA "Smoke Sense Data Visualization Tool" - Mobile phone application to explore current and forecast maps of air quality, and learn how to protect health from wildfire smoke, record smoke experiences, health symptoms, and behaviors taken to reduce exposure
  • GlobalChange.gov - Repository of federal climate and health data
  • Global Health Observatory Data Repository - Various public health and climate and health topics from the Fourth National Climate Assessment, Prepared by the U.S. Global Change Research Program staff
  • Google's Earth Engine Data Catalog - Open access, Includes over forty years of historical imagery and earth science datasets, including on climate and weather, Datasets can be imported from the website into your script environment
  • Heatwave Guide for Cities - Prepared by Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center, Includes basic preparation steps urban citizens and governments to take to protect citizens in the occurrences of heat waves
  • International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Climate and Health Data Library - Interactive maps demonstrating relationship between climate change and health outcomes
  • My NASA Data - Interactive website for exploration of phenomena related to the Atmosphere, Biosphere,  , Geosphere, and Hydrosphere
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research, “Climate Data Guide”, 2015 - Provides concise and reliable information on the strengths and limitations of the key observational data sets, tools and methods used to evaluate Earth system models and to understand the climate system, Publishes data summaries with access links, intercomparisons, and expert commentaries on the utility of climate data for addressing a wide variety of questions in climate science
  • National Weather Service, Climate Prediction Center, “Monitoring & Data Index”, 2012 - Meteorological data repository
  • Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, Health Emergencies, "Smart Hospitals Toolkit" - Toolkit comprised of previously developed instruments such as the Hospital Safety Index, which many countries are using to help ensure that new or existing health facilities are disaster-resilient
  • Wellcome’s Climate Change map - Interactive website for exploration of how climate change affects different parts of the world

Topic-Specific Resources

Air Pollution and Allergens

Videos

Slides

Communications and Collaboration

Videos

Slides

Children’s Health

Videos

Ethical, Professional, and Legal Obligations

Articles

Health Co-Benefits of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

Videos

Heat

Videos

Articles

Infectious Diseases

Videos

Food and Water Security

Videos

Mental Health

Videos

Knowledge and Analytical Skills

Videos

Health Impacts

Videos

Policy

Videos

Extreme Weather

Videos

Slides

Resource Portal

Region-Specific Resources

USA

Australia

The Caribbean

Broadly-Scoping Resources

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