• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

Local weather change wants addressed as a well being difficulty


Mar 16, 2023

Pricey Gov. Lujan Grisham and Secretary Allen: We’re writing on behalf of the quickly rising community of New Mexican well being professionals alarmed by the harmful well being results of local weather change we at the moment see manifesting amongst sufferers and communities in our state. We admire your dedication to enhancing the well-being of all New Mexicans beneath your management.

We request that you just proceed this dedication by supporting the creation of a devoted Public Well being and Local weather Resiliency Program on the NM Division of Well being to construct experience inside our state to handle these vital threats.

The adversarial results of local weather change on particular person and inhabitants well being are already being felt right here. These deleterious impacts on our high quality of life will probably improve considerably within the coming years, posing critical challenges to the well being and well-being of communities throughout the state.

New Mexico wants elevated capability inside our state well being establishments and native communities to organize for these adjustments and the inevitable variations required. The extra ready we’re for these adjustments, the extra resilient New Mexico will proceed to be.

Sincerely on behalf of New Mexico Well being Professionals for Local weather Motion,

Paul Charlton, MD, MA, Gallup,

Shelley Mann-Lev, MPH, Santa Fe

Claudia Pratesi, Ph.D., MCRP, Albuquerque

Kenneth Reid, MHA, MBA, Pueblo of Isleta

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