Media Alert: Los Angeles Health Leaders Respond to Seminal Climate Change Health Study

Posted by on June 22, 2015



LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2015)—Leaders from the health sector in Los Angeles will assemble at the headquarters of the nation’s largest health foundation for a press conference on the release of “Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change: Policy Responses to Protect Public Health.” The study will be published by the world’s leading medical journal, The Lancet, on June 22. This release updates and continues the research started in the landmark 2009 Lancet Commission report, “Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change.”

WHAT: Local public health, community, and environmental leaders will provide local-context statements for the press on the top findings of the “Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change” report.

GREAT VISUALS: Following the press conference, there will be a discussion of the anticipated public health effects of heat waves featuring experts from the UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and community members organized by Communities for a Better Environment.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 10:00 a.m. PT

WHERE: Courtyard at The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles. Media may park on Bauchet Street (see map and instructions).

OTHER: The study is being simultaneously released by The White House in Washington, as well as in London, New York City, and Beijing. Images from national and international releases can be edited into California coverage.

Afif El-Hasan, MD, American Lung Association
Ravi Dave, MD, American Heart Association
Jeff Gunzenhauser, MD, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Angelo Bellomo, LA County Dept Public Health
Kelly Colopy, Long Beach Dept of Public Health
Beatriz Solis, The California Endowment
Bahram Fazeli, Communities for a Better Environment
Malcolm Carson, Community Health Councils