Dr. Amy Collins first became inspired to act on climate change more than a decade ago when her fourth-grade son pointed something out at school.
Four years after the Flint water crisis struck, residents still worry about the quality of their water. The tragedy galvanized community health organizations, breaking down silos and aligning need with opportunity.
Health Care Without Harm joined more than 60 organizations asking the EPA to value science in its decisions.
Dr. Ted Shieh’s environmental awareness began during his childhood.“My environmentalism started when an oil tanker crashed off the northern shore of Taiwan, spilling crude oil onto the beaches where I spent weekends in my childhood,” he recalls.
As the vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer at Lakeview Hospital, part of the HealthPartners health system, Hagelberg recognizes she has the opportunity to help educate her colleagues.