September 22, 2016
The Center was founded in 1996 to study and promote a wider understanding of the human health consequences of global environmental change.
The Center is an official Collaborating Center of the U.N. Environmental Programme, and is one of the most trusted sources of information on this subject in the world.
September 22, 2016
Associate Director, Dr. Aaron Bernstein, will be delivering a keynote address titled "Sustaining Life: Biodiversity & Human Health" at the World Congress of Mountain and Wilderness Medicine. This conference is hosted by...
The difficulty of protecting the respiratory health people living in unplanned urban settlements.
“The built environment, or lack thereof, is causing a constant assault on health.”
We are creating investor metrics for rating a company's health impact.
The Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was founded in 1996 to research and communicate the connections between human health and our environment, and to accelerate the changes needed to ensure a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future.
To realize our mission and catalyze change, we:
All programs share several common audiences, including business leaders, policymakers, physicians, scientists, public health officials, media, faith communities, educators, and students at all ages and levels. We also provide specific groups with nuanced information to support the advancement of human health and sustainability within their respective fields.
The Center translates the often abstract and technical terms of environmental and medical science into everyday language and creates unique, high-quality reports and articles, and award-winning digital learning tools, classroom curricula, videos, and books. Additionally, we engage global audiences through media appearances, online courses, public lectures, symposia, webinars, and conferences. Together, these activities and materials reach millions of people, informing them about the human health dimensions of environmental change.
The Center was founded by Drs. Eric Chivian and Paul Epstein, and is now under the leadership of Director John D. Spengler Ph.D. and Associate Director Aaron Bernstein M.D., M.P.H. Our founders’ vision is woven into everything we do, and will continue to be so as we forge our way into the future.
Helps policymakers, business leaders, and the general public think comprehensively about meeting our energy needs while also safeguarding against the effects of climate change.
Supports corporations across all sectors in measuring and accelerating the ways in which they help the world become a healthier, more sustainable place.
Offers best-in-class executive education programs introducing senior leaders to a powerful model for creating agile, innovative, and profoundly change-capable organizations that are inspired to rise to the greatest challenges of the 21st century—including bringing humankind into a sustainable relationship with our planetary life support systems.
Informs consumers and institutions about how our choices for diet and menus can promote healthier people, more secure food supplies, and thriving communities.
Helps tourism industry leaders, policy makers, and civil society ensure that tourism improves the health and well-being of people and ecosystems worldwide.
Provides evidence-based recommendations that help policymakers, urban designers, and physicians make informed decisions that support healthy communities.