There is a direct connection between climate change and the health of our nation today. Yet few Americans are aware of the very real consequences of climate change on the health of our communities, our families and our children.

The public health community has an important role to play in making the connection between the way we lead our lives, our impact on the planet, and the planet’s impact on our health. During National Public Health Week 2008, APHA will encourage individuals, families and communities to change their daily behavior in five important ways.

It's time for public health to have a voice in the conversation.