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Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE)

Kimberly Redmond | Equities.com |

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a new office designed to address the health impacts and disparities caused by climate change. In a press release Monday, HHS said the new Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE) will be focused on protecting vulnerable communities that “disproportionately bear the brunt of pollution and climate-driven disasters, such as drought and wildfires, at the expense of public health.”