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The Health Care Working Group convenes representatives of organisations, businesses and institutions that support the practice and delivery of healthcare services, including healthcare providers, public health advocates, researchers, insurers and unions.

We need to use our roles as clinicians and the trust that we have in our communities to carry that message forward, and become activists in climate change and health," Dr Simon Judkins, Emergency Physician.

Together they are amplifying leading voices in health care that are working to make a zero emissions health sector a reality in Australia today. 

Australian health leaders discuss climate change and creating better, healthier futures for us all

Thanks to those involved; click the links below to watch the individual health leader videos in full:

The group hosted 'Better, Healthier Futures - Climate and Health Roundtable,' in April 2021. View the recording below. 

Together, senior leaders from the following organisations showcased the ambition of the health sector in taking climate action:

  • Climate and Health AllianceDoctors for the Environment Australia
  • Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
  • Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
  • NSW Nurses and Midwives Association

A key outcome of the event included a shared advocacy agenda for the health sector ahead of international climate negotiations and an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison with key asks of the federal government related to climate action.

The group hosted 'Better, Healthier Futures,' in December 2020. View the recording below.

Thanks to Lee Constable for moderating the session and to the excellent speakers involved:

  • Fiona Armstrong, CEO at Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) will speak on the Healthy, Regenerative and Just policy agenda
  • Dr Kate Wylie will speak about Doctors for the Environment Australia’s (DEA) work educating the medical profession about health and climate change
  • Dr Simon Judkins, Emergency Physician & Deputy Director of ED at Austin Health, President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

We would like to thank the Health Care Working Group Convenors, listed below, for their ongoing advice, thought leadership and support.

  • Fiona Armstrong, Executive Director at Climate and Health Alliance
  • Denise Cauchi, Executive Director at Doctors for the Environment Australia
  • Dr Kimberly Humphrey, Co-Director of Emergency Medicine Training, Emergency Medicine Specialist at Modbury Hospital; Deputy Chair at Australian College of Emergency Medicine; and Clinical Senior Lecturer at University of Adelaide
  • Janet Roden, Professional Officer at the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association
  • Chelsea Hunnisett, Policy and Advocacy Adviser, The George Institute for Global Health
  • Emma Hoban, Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

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Other organisations participating in this working group include:

A.C.T. Health Directorate
Abilita Services
Angaston Medical Centre
ANMF Victorian Branch
Asthma Australia
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Australasian Epidemiological Australia
Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Australian Association of Gerontology
Australian Association of Social Workers
Australian College of Emergency Medicine
Australian College of Nursing
Australian Federation of Medical Women
Australian Health Promotion Association
Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association
Australian Medical Association
Australian National University
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, Federal Office
Australian Society for Medical Research
Austin Health
Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (CARPA)
Central Australia Health Service
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA)
Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Dental Health Services Victoria
Department of Health and Human Services
Dietitians Australia
Doctors For Nutrition
Doctors for the Environment Australia
Glen Eira Emergency Climate Action Network
Health Issues Centre
Hunter New England Health
Indigenous Allied Health Australia
Lowitja Institute
Medical Scientists Association of Victoria
Modbury Hospital
Monash University
National Health Leadership Forum
National Rural Health Alliance
NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association
Physical Disability Australia Ltd
Psychology for a Safe Climate
Public Health Association of Australia
Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union.
Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
Rural Doctors Association Victoria (RDAV)
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Rural Doctors Association of Australia
Rural Doctors Association South Australia
School of Population Health, UNSW
Social Workers for Climate Action
South Metro Health Service
St Vincent's Health Australia
Star Health Group Limited
Sydney North Health Network
Tasmanian Health Service, South
The George Institute for Global Health
University of Adelaide
University of NSW
University of Sydney
Veterinarians for Climate Action
Women's & Children's Healthcare Australasia

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