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UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions

The UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions (C-Solutions) partners with communities to build resilience to the adverse health effects of climate change.

Mission

The UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions focuses on protecting people and communities from the effects of climate change. The center equips decision makers with solutions that will reduce inequities and benefit their economy, environment, and health. Alongside their partners, the center uses evidence-based best practices that improve health and resilience, now and for generations to come.

Projects and Programs

Under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Fielding and Professor Michael Jerrett, the C-Solutions team provides public health expertise to help communities put leading research and best practices to work. The center works with communities to implement solutions that provide health, economic, and environmental benefits. The center prioritizes those with highest need to help reduce health disparities and promote climate justice. C-Solutions works with local stakeholders, conduct in-depth interviews with policy leaders, and share their findings with partner communities. Through these methods, the center is fortifying its collective ability to adapt and respond to the dangers of climate change. 

Much of the center's current work is focused on public health solutions that address extreme heat and longer, more intense wildfire seasons; both climate induced disasters pose an immediate threat to our health and wellness. To this end, C-Solutions is heavily engaged in several ongoing projects:

  • Health Co-Benefits Calculator
  • Wildfire Recovery Guidelines
  • Heat and Health Risk Map
  • Resiliency Hub
  • Best Practices for Adaptation
  • City Action Toolkit
  • Mental Health and Wildfires Scan
  • Climate Health and Equity Framework 

For more details, please visit: healthyclimatesolutions.org/projects 

Center Contact: 

Center for Health Climate Solutions
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
650 Charles E Young Dr S
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

310-206-1141
c-solutions@ph.ucla.edu