AHRQ's Role in Climate Change and Environmental Justice

12/23/2021 - The Academy supports the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's request for comments and suggests the agency utilize this information to provide recommendations to help build the health care system's resilience to climate threats, reduce the healthcare industry's contribution to climate change, and address environmental issues in health care.

The Academy recommends that AHRQ emphasize the critical role of reliable supply chains, facility preparation and the value of medical nutrition therapy to moderate the chronic disease states likely to be exacerbated by the effects of climate change.

Read the Academy’s comments.