Leveraging Stanford expertise, the Action Lab for Planetary Health (ALPHA), based at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health and funded by the Stanford Sustainability Initiative, develops evidence-based strategies, partnerships, and messaging to influence policy and grassroots actions that protect people and the planet.
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Without a healthy biosphere, there is no thriving human future. Unprecedented and accelerating environmental change threatens the health and security of communities around the world. Standing before us are opportunities to directly mitigate these health risks – and to build a more comprehensive understanding of the costs of inaction to drive changes in environmental policy and practice.
We are grateful for support from the Stanford Sustainability Initiative and The UPS Foundation Endowment Fund.
For more information about ALPHA, please contact Erika Veidis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Strategically communicate evidence on emerging health risks to protect vulnerable populations
– Inform & influence decisionmakers towards environmental solutions through illustrating the health consequences of inaction
– Build public awareness of the linkages between environment & health – and recommend strategies for action
Partnering with the Stanford LaBeaud lab, we distribute evidence on the links between plastics, disease, and other health impacts to call for reduced plastic use and improved local waste management and recycling.
Drawing on the research findings generated by the Stanford Sean N. Parker Center and other faculty, we develop communications and policy frameworks to improve sustainability and resilience to wildfires and other climate impacts in California schools.
Partnering with the Stanford Mordecai Lab and community partners in Brazil, we disseminate research linking disease transmission to ecological disruptions in the Amazon to influence policy and interventions that protect communities’ health and mitigate environmental degradation.