Press Kit.

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Resources for journalists and media interested in learning more information about the field of planetary health and the work of the Alliance. For press inquiries and requests, please contact us at pha@harvard.edu.

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PLANETARY HEALTH: Planetary health is focused on characterizing the linkages between human-caused disruptions of earth's natural systems and the resulting impacts on public health.

PLANETARY HEALTH ALLIANCE: The Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) is a consortium of over 100 universities, NGOs, government entities, research institutes, and other partners around the world with a shared mission—supporting the growth of a rigorous, policy-focused, transdisciplinary field of applied research aimed at understanding and addressing the human health implications of accelerating anthropogenic change in the structure and function of Earth’s natural systems.

For an up-to-date list of our membership, please visit the "Members" tab.

PLANETARY HEALTH ANNUAL MEETING: The Planetary Health Alliance organizes the Planetary Health Annual Meeting and is hosted by different Alliance Member institutions each year. If you are interested in covering the research presentations or interviewing experts at the Annual Meeting, please e-mail pha@harvard.edu

Press Coverage:

"Though new as a field, it’s built on an insight that seems obvious in retrospect: You simply can’t talk about human health without thinking about the place that humans live."
-2017
"The ultimate purpose of such transdisciplinary work, the Planetary Health Alliance emphasizes, is to mitigate the negative human health impacts of global environmental change."
-2018
"A planetary health lens can help uncover the overlapping ways in which people remain vulnerable, highlighting how the inequitable distribution of environmental degradation drives health inequities."
-2017
There's a Real Risk That Many of our Advancements to Human Health Could Be Lost
"...planetary health, a discipline that has prompted a global effort to turn what was earlier an academic curiosity into a serious scrutiny of the array of environmental consequences on the worldwide burden of disease."
-2018
What’s the Difference? Planetary Health Explained
"Sweeping in scope, planetary health focuses on the sustainability of our civilization and the toll of inequitable, inefficient, and unsustainable resource consumption on the planet and human health."
-2017
As Climate Protesters March, Researchers Gather For New Field: 'Planetary Health'
"The changing environment is affecting human health in all kinds of unpleasantly surprising ways — to the point that researchers are launching a new field, "planetary health," to explore them."
-2017