Info
August 09, 2017 (14 days ago)
16 Views
0 Subscribers
Denver
Colorado, United States
All News by Shadana Sultan
RMICC
Related News
There are neighborhoods in Denver where nearly one in 10 children tested show high levels of lead in their blood, according to an analysis of city data by The Colorado Trust last year. (read more)
14 days ago · From Shadana Sultan
RMICC
The Colorado Trust is pleased to share its 2016 Annual Report, (read more)
42 days ago · From Shadana Sultan
RMICC
The path to good health takes shape in and beyond the clinic—it is influenced by opportunities and challenges we face at home, in our communities and through public policy. (read more)
216 days ago · From Shadana Sultan
RMICC
On February 5, RMICC partnered with Denver American Indian Commission in hosting the 1st Health Equity Learning Series. (read more)
923 days ago · From
RMICC/Native Inc is 1 of 27 Grantees to host The Colorado Trust 2015 Health Equity Learning Series (read more)
931 days ago · From
Description

Low-Income, Child, Elder Health Most At Risk from Climate Change

By Jaclyn Zubrzycki

Climate change is a global issue. But public health and government officials are increasingly emphasizing that climate change has consequences for human health—and that climate-related health consequences won’t be distributed equally.

Health advocates and researchers caution that Coloradans with low incomes, those who work outside, children, the elderly, those who live close to wildfire hazards, and those with respiratory, nervous system or cardiovascular health issues will likely suffer as temperatures rise.

Colorado’s average temperature has increased 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last 30 years, and is predicted to increase by as many as 5 degrees by 2050, according to a 2014 report by Colorado climate scientists for the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

“A majority [of Colorado residents] recognize that climate change is happening,” said Chrissy Esposito, a data visualization and policy analyst at the Colorado Health Institute (a Trust grantee). “But a smaller portion understand that it could harm them.”

Read the Full Article Online
Photos
Other News in this Category
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for loans to provide and expand broadband service in rural areas. Loans can range from $100,000 to $20 million. (read more)
11 hours ago · From Shadana Sultan
RMICC
BNSF Railway Co. is observing good transloading activity so far this year, with that piece of business outperforming initial forecasts (read more)
16 hours ago · From Shadana Sultan
RMICC
There are neighborhoods in Denver where nearly one in 10 children tested show high levels of lead in their blood, according to an analysis of city data by The Colorado Trust last year. (read more)
14 days ago · From Shadana Sultan
RMICC
Partnership with First Nations Development Institute among several NEH grants to preserve and document Native American history and culture (read more)
21 days ago · From Shadana Sultan
RMICC
RMICC welcomes Miss Native American USA '13, Sarah Ortegon, to host the 2017 American Indian Achievement Awards. Featured Entertainment will be Comedian Adrianne Chalepah; (read more)
24 days ago · From Shadana Sultan
RMICC

Back to Top