The Association for Humanistic Psychology is an Affiliate Member of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health. It is one way that AHP is engaging in activism. In this regard, Dr. Cuf Ferguson, on behalf of AHP, helped to plan the Consortium’s Annual Meeting in 2019, and in 2020 facilitated one of the online breakout sessions for State and Affiliates for Climate Health Groups at the Consortium’s Annual Meeting. The 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting took place online May 17-19. On May 19th, participants made Congressional Calls to various House and Senate members.
You can learn more about the Consortium here: https://medsocietiesforclimatehealth.org/
Here is a description of the Consortium from its website:
“Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time and has major health and healthcare implications. ….the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health (Consortium) brings together associations representing over 600,000 clinical practitioners to carry three simple messages:
- Climate change is harming Americans today and these harms will increase unless we act;
- The way to slow or stop these harms is to decrease the use of fossil fuels and increase energy efficiency and use of clean energy sources; and
- These changes in energy choices will improve the quality of our air and water and bring immediate health benefits.”
Below is an Action Alert related to a healthy recovery from COVID-19! You can support this initiative at #HealthyRecovery.