Climate change is affecting environmental health—the quality of air, food, and water in the communities where we live, work, and play. NEHA recognizes climate change as a world-wide environmental health problem that has health and safety impacts to individuals and communities.   

The mission of NEHA’s Climate Change Committee is to be a resource in addressing the environmental and public health impacts from climate change. We are committed to advocating and supporting the capacity of environmental health professionals to address the health impacts of climate change. 

Your feedback on Climate Change, through this survey, will inform NEHA and the Climate Change Committee on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices in the field related to climate change. In addition, information on the priorities and challenges related to climate change work will be solicited to better understand the barriers and strategies to address them.   

The questions in this survey address the knowledge, attitudes, and practices across three levels: you as an individual, your affiliate association, and your community or region. Please answer the questions to the best of your knowledge about your affiliate association and your community or region’s general climate change beliefs and practices.  

We fully recognize most of you have been pulled off many of your regular responsibilities to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020, however, we hope you are aware that among the other adverse health consequences of the year it was the hottest or second hottest year on record (NASA, 2021). It is crucial that NEHA take a leading role in addressing this environmental and public health crisis.  

This information is important, and we appreciate your time and dedication to fill out this survey. The survey should take between 5-10 minutes to complete. Your responses will remain anonymous. For reporting purposes and sharing information, data will be aggregated, and no identifying information will be reported.  
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