Dear Affiliate members,

I hope you will consider joining  APHA’ Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD and the more than 500 other health professionals from around the country who have already signed the Health Professionals’ Declaration on Climate Change.

Climate change and extreme weather events are threatening our health today, and if left unchecked, will lead to increases in disease and death. Immediate action can and must be taken to slow climate change and prepare the public health system to protect our communities from negative health impacts.

Sign the declaration to show your support for addressing climate change to protect human health. We also urge you to share this message with the members of your Affiliate to encourage all interested public health professionals to join you in signing the declaration.

The deadline to sign the declaration is next Friday, September 16.

Thank you for your consideration.