Climate Change

Dr. Marilyn Howarth

Health research on a warming planet

Penn Medicine researchers are adding to a growing body of evidence showing the many ways climate change touches human health.

Dr. Sunni Mumford

Penn-CHOP ECHO Cohort and Methodological Innovations: Webinar Recording

This webinar overviews the Penn-CHOP ECHO program model, plans for the future, and how new methodological innovations and interventions will play a role in the ECHO cohort.


Maggie Ferrandino & Colin Battis join the PRCCEH as Climate Change & Health Communications Assistants

The PRCCEH is pleased to announce the hiring of our first Climate Change & Health Communications Assistants to support our work adding climate change as a focus area to our programming.

NOAA: Assessing the U.S. Climate in 2023 Report

A historic year of U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters; 2023 was the fifth-warmest year on record for the contiguous U.S.

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Priorities of the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children

The President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children (Task Force) has published their priority activities for the next 5 years. Their priorities align with the focus areas of the PRCCEH.

Usha Sankar

Usha Sankar, PhD

Usha Sankar, PhD, is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Biology Department at Drexel University. Prior to joining Drexel in January 2024, Usha was a…

CEET Pilot Project Program call for applications

The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at Penn’s Spring 2024 Pilot Project Program call for applications is open. Investigators can apply for funding to advance Environmental Health Science research. Awards of up to $50,000 available, and Feb. 29 is the deadline.

Daniel Smith

Excessive Heat and Air Pollution Are Putting Farmworkers’ Lives at Risk

One of our newest PRCCEH members Daniel Jackson Smith, Ph.D., AGPCNP-BC, CNE, was interviewed as part of a story on extreme heat events, air pollution and death among farmworkers in California. 

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PRCCEH’s 2023 Year in Review

View our infographic for a look back at our Center’s achievements and partnerships in 2023!

We’re Hiring! Apply to be a part-time Climate Change and Health Assistant

The Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health is hiring up to two Climate Change and Health Communication Assistants to support our work adding climate change as a focus area to our programming.

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New heat map explores potential benefits of Philly Tree Plan with block-by-block detail

The maps are part of a new website developed by the Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania staff, which describes how citizen-scientists collected heat readings around the city last summer and what they found.

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Basement Backup Protection Program

Providing free plumbing upgrades to homeowners who experience water backing up through basement fixtures during wet weather.

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Greening Your Neighborhood Grant

If you are a nonprofit consider this grant program to implement, maintain, and share knowledge about green storm water infrastructure.

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Philadelphia’s Climate Action Playbook

Click to view Philadelphia’s plan to prepare our city for hotter, wetter extreme weather events.

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Family Emergency Plan

Fill out this plan to have information ready at your fingertips in case of an emergency in your area.

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Heater Hotline Repair

Income eligible households are able to receive free emergency repairs to their heater.

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2023 Free Yard Tree Giveaways

Attend one of these community events to receive a free tree for your front or back yard!

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Sign up for Ready Philadelphia Alerts

To receive text alerts to your phone on emergencies or severe weather, simply text ReadyPhila to 888-777.

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Free Tools to Manage Stormwater

Are you interested in replacing an empty front yard with a garden? Need to fix a cracked rear patio? Trying to save water to use…

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Prepare a Go Bag for Evacuation

View our infographic on what to pack in a Go-Bag in case of an emergency (Can be a weather emergency or other emergencies)

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Home Emergency Kit Checklist

In case of an emergency, use this checklist to help prepare your Go-Bag.

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What to Do in Severe Weather: Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management created a Philadelphia specific guide on what to do in the case of a flood, thunderstorm and tornado in our…

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What to Do in a Flood

Visit the City of Philadelphia’s webpage on what to do in case a flood hits your area.

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Staying Safe During Extreme Heat Events in Philadelphia

Visit Philadelphia’s Extreme Heat Guide to view the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses and ways to stay safe.

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