Alliance for Community Engagement – Climate and Health

The Alliance for Community Engagement – Climate and Health (ACE-CH) is a community-engaged alliance that promotes community-driven, practical strategies addressing the impact of climate on those hardest-hit by social determinants of health and health disparities. ACE-CH assesses community knowledge of the health effects of climate stressors and builds partnerships with multiple interested parties to encourage and promote strength. ACE-CH is supported by the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative.

There are five ACE-CH objectives:

  1. Support community-engaged research to understand factors contributing to health inequities related to climate change.
  2. Measure the needs of affected communities across multiple areas (including but not limited to health).
  3. Determining community knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about the health impacts of climate change and the benefits of lessening and adapting to climate change.
  4. Identify, develop, and test effective community-engaged strategies to improve the adoption and use of climate-related health treatments or tools (such as early weather warning systems, disaster response and recovery, etc.).
  5. Build trust and strong partnerships with all interested parties that encourage climate-change adaptation and mitigation, exchange knowledge, and improve awareness of local climate change issues.