Climate change is an urgent public health problem that impacts individual, community, and population health. In this Massachusetts General Hospital Blum Center presentation from December 12, 2022, at-risk populations are the focus. Factors that contribute to health disparities and have greater impacts on people who are vulnerable to climate change impacts are also discussed. These factors include poverty, racial discrimination, inadequate healthcare access, inadequate education, unhealthy living situations, unsafe working conditions, and more.
The Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center, commonly known as the Blum Center, is a relaxed and comfortable place for patients, families and friends to find accurate health information with help from trained staff.