Alaska: A Climate Frontier

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium witnessed the critical threat that climate change posed to their communities’ immediate health. In response, ANTHC developed an individual household water purification and sanitation system so that tribal households can filter and disinfect any source of fresh water—such as rainwater, snow melt, springs or river water.

Limiting climate change is about protecting human health—A unique and necessary role for health professionals

Climate change is already causing profound harms to human health. Health professionals can make a critical difference by reframing and responding to climate change as the health emergency it is. If health professionals are to live by our tenet – “do no harm” – we must act.