By Adam Houser ~
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a new Office of Climate Change & Health Equity.
The staff will report to the White House’s task force on climate change and focus on how climate change risks the health of Americans, particularly the poor and minorities.
As reported in the Wall Street Journal:
“The new office is likely to spur initiatives touching on many aspects of healthcare, HHS officials announced Monday. It is expected to offer protections for populations most at risk—including the elderly, minorities, rural communities and children, and the office could eventually compel hospitals and other care facilities to reduce carbon emissions.
“Asked how HHS would reduce carbon emissions from healthcare facilities, Mr. Becerra said: ‘We will use every authority to its greatest advantage because it is time to tackle climate change now.’
“Officials said one of the first tasks…
August 31, 2021 at 11:50PM