The White House “Champions of Change” program identifies innovators across the country who are doing extraordinary work in their field of practice. This summer, the White House honored eleven people as “Champions of Change” in the Public Health and Climate arena. The 11 honorees included Kizzy Charles-Guzman, a faculty member in the M.S. in Sustainability Management program. Charles-Guzman has acted as a faculty advisor for the program’s Integrative Capstone Workshop course since its launch in the Spring 2011 semester.
As the Director of the Climate and Health Program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Charles-Guzman is advancing efforts to develop strategies to help both prepare for and respond to the adverse health impacts of climate change. Together with the Health Department, she has helped implement a Climate and Health program which not only raises awareness about the health consequences that can arise from a climate change but also, identifies the most vulnerable communities and aims to help make them sustainable and resilient to the effects of a changing climate.
Read more about Kizzy Charles-Guzman’s work in climate related health on the White House “Champions of Change” blog.