HHS seeks advice on health risks of climate change

October 12, 2021
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is seeking input on ways to address the public health risks from climate change, marking what could be an expansion of the department’s role in setting federal policies to assess and mitigate the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions. HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plans to examine disruptions to the healthcare system from severe weather, the industry’s contribution to GHG emissions, and the public health threats from heat waves, wildfires,...

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