Climate Change & Health Equity (CCHE) Branch
The CDPH Climate Change and Health Equity (CCHE) Branch embeds health and equity in California climate change policy and planning, and embeds climate change and equity in public health policy and planning
. CCHE works with local, state, and national partners to assure that climate change mitigation and adaptation activities have beneficial effects on health while not worsening existing unfair and preventable differences in health status of some groups (health inequities). CCHE implements California’s climate change laws and executive orders, contributing health equity considerations.Addressing climate change represents a significant opportunity to improve public health and advance health and racial equity
. Many actions that limit climate change also improve the health of families and communities and reduce health and racial inequities.