🌱IMSPARK: Improving health data with climate action 🌱
💡 Imagined Endstate:
Health professionals and policy makers have better data and tools to track and prevent the health harms caused by climate change.
Wheat, S., Sarabu, C., & Lokmic-Tomkins, Z. (2023, November 28). How to improve health data for climate action. CNN.
💥 What’s the Big Deal:
Climate change is a huge threat to human health, but we don’t have enough data to measure its real-time impacts. 📊 This article argues that we need to improve the medical coding system to capture the climate-sensitive health conditions🏥 and inform better responses. 🌍 It also calls for a global study to assess the burden of climate change on health and to prioritize the health sector in climate adaptation funding.