Biogen-funded Climate Toolkit for Clinic
Extreme weather as a result of climate change poses a growing number of systemic issues for the thousands of community health centres throughout the U.S. that provide care for uninsured or underinsured patients. Biogen is working with Americares and the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to assist these clinics in addressing climate-related risks to operations and patient health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE).
The groups officially unveiled a first-of-its-kind Climate Resilient Health Clinics Toolkit on December 6 in order to assist clinics in better managing patient care when dealing with common climate health effects. Resources on extreme heat, wildfires, hurricanes, and floods are included in the toolkit for clinic clients, medical professionals, and employees.
The company’s audacious project to address the intricately linked problems of climate, health, and equity, Healthy Climate, Healthy LivesTM, includes support for climate resilience for frontline clinics. With the slogan “Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives,” the company intends to completely phase out the use of fossil fuels in all aspects of business operations while also collaborating with famous universities to promote science and benefit underserved populations.