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.

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 attached instructions).

GREAT VISUALS: Following the press conference, there will be a patient/physician 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.

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

WHO:

  • Afif El-Hasan MD, American Lung Association
  • Felix Aguilar MD, Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles
  • Ravi Dave, American Heart Association
  • Jeff Gunzenhauser, Los Angeles County Department of 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

Media Contact: Kevin Madden, Climate Resolve, 213-346-3200 x303

 

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