For Immediate Release
May 14, 2024
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Bridget Sewell

(BPRW) Florida Clinicians for Climate Action Awarded $30,000 Grant for Climate Education in Florida

(Black PR Wire) Florida Clinicians for Climate Action, the leading organization for climate and health advocacy and education in Florida, is proud to receive a $30,000 unrestricted operating grant from Solutions Project!

“We are grateful for the support of the Solutions Project this year, especially in this dynamic fundraising environment” said FCCA Executive Director Cheryl Holder, MD. “This unrestricted grant will advance our cause to educate and engage clinicians across Florida so that they can effectively address the health impacts of climate change.”

The Solutions Project funds and amplifies climate justice solutions created by Black, Indigenous, immigrant, women and communities of color building an equitable world. They are working to accelerate a just transition to a regenerative economy.

Florida is poised to endure the hottest summer ever making the grant’s timing even more urgent. In Miami-Dade County, officials are using the start of Heat Season, which runs from May 1st to October 31st, to urge residents to prepare for sustained stretches of extremely hot days by preparing cooling strategies, storing medication differently, and learning the early warning signs of heat illness. “Knowledge is safety,” Dr. Holder said, “the more you know about the dangers we face in extreme heat and weather, and the more prepared you are to take action, the safer and healthier we’ll all be.”

Florida Clinicians for Climate Action was formed in January of 2018 at the Florida Climate & Health Equity Symposium, which was a collaboration between the National Medical Association, the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute, the Florida state chapter of the National Medical Association and The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health. The organization is operated by clinicians and exists as a first stop for anyone seeking to work at the intersection of climate and health in Florida.