VCCA in the News

"In a shrinking part of Southside Virginia, VDOT is still planning a highway expansion" (citation of VCCA Transportation Report), by Wyatt Gordon of the Virginia Mercury (November 24, 2020)


"Report: Tailpipe Pollution Making Virginians Sick"  featuring VCCA Chair Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, Public News Service (October 28, 2020)

"Vote For Health" written by VCCA Steering Committee member Dr. Neelu Tummala, World War Zero (October 14, 2020)

"Wildfires, climate change and the air we breathe" written by VCCA member Dr. Christine James , The Hill (September 29, 2020)

"Climate Change Is Taking A Toll On The Human Body"  featuring interview of VCCA Steering Committee member Dr. Neelu Tummala, NPR (September 23, 2020)

"Physicians must 'get in the way' of inequality and fight for civic health" written by VCCA member Dr. Christine James, Courier Journal (September 4, 2020)

"What Climate Change Does to the Human Body" written by VCCA Steering Committee member Dr. Neelu Tummala, Scientific American (August 29, 2020)

"Serious climate concerns in Roanoke -- heat" written by VCCA Member Leon Vinci, Roanoke Times (August 14, 2020)

"22 Legislators Ask Governor and Health Officials to Protect Rural Southwest Virginians by Suspending Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction During Pandemic", citing VCCA work, Blue Virginia (August 6, 2020)


"Pipeline work threatens Virginians" written by VCCA member Emily Little, Virginia Mercury (July 3, 2020)

"Northam should halt pipeline construction" written by VCCA member Emily Little, The Roanoke Times (July 2, 2020)

"People with COVID-19 who live in highly polluted areas are more likely to die" written by VCCA member Dr. Christine James, (July 2, 2020)

"Release of House Select Committee's Report on Climate Crisis by Rep. Donald McEachin (VA-04)" remarks made by Virginia Conservation Network, Virginia Interfaith Power and lights, and VCCA Steering Committee Member Dr. Homan Wai, Twitter and Facebook Live (June 30, 2020)

"Our leaders protect us when they respect science" written by VCCA Chair Dr. Samantha Ahdoot and Kendyl Crawford of Virginia Interfaith Power and Light, Virginia Mercury (May 6, 2020)


"Andrew Wheeler’s ‘Poison Plan’ Puts Our Kids in Danger" written by VCCA Steering Committee Member Dr. Tim O'Mara, Morning Consult (May 1, 2020) 


"‘Mom, are We Going to Die?’ How to Talk to Kids About Hard Things Like Covid-19 and Climate Change" written by Sabrina Shankman for Inside Climate News, featuring quote from VCCA Chair Dr. Samantha Ahdoot (April 22, 2020)


"Open Forum: Pandemics a preview of global warming's zenith" written by VCCA Steering Committee member Dr. Nick Snow, Winchester Star (April 18, 2020)


"Tummala: Our health is dependent on science, don’t let EPA limit it" written by VCCA member Dr. Neelu Tummala, The Roanoke Times (April 10, 2020)

"Letter to the Editor, March 30, 2020: Out-of-state workers pose threat to SW Virginia" written by VCCA member Suzanne Keller, Richmond Times Dispatch (March 29, 2020)

"Tim O’Mara: RGGI provides a path to protect kids’ health" written by VCCA Steering Committee member Dr. Timothy O'Mara, The Virginia Pilot (March 17, 2020)

"To The Editor: Comments on Vibrio vulnificus Infections From a Previously Nonendemic Area" written by VCCA Steering Committee member Dr. Homan Wai and VCCA Chair Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, Annals of Internal Medicine  (March 3, 2020, Vol 172, Issue 5)

"Clean Economy Act would make Virginia a leader on climate change" written by VCCA member Dr. Matthew Burke, Virginia Mercury (March 2, 2020)

"Correspondent of the Day, Feb. 12, 2020: Climate change affects health of all Virginians" written by VCCA members Dr. Christine James and Dr. Neelu Tummala, Richmond Times Dispatch (February 12, 2020)

"DC, NoVa Region Endured 86 Days With High Levels Of Air Pollution" written by Michael O'Connell, featuring interview of VCCA Steering Committee member Dr. Krupal Shah, Patch (January 28, 2020)

"DC area suffered 86 days of poor air quality in 2018, report says" written by Rebecca Burnett, featuring interview of VCCA Steering Committee member Dr. Krupal Shah, Local (January 28, 2020)

"Del. Tran: 2020 legislative session in Richmond ramps up" By State Delegate Kathy Tran (42nd House District), mentioning her introduction of Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action (VCCA) from the House of Delegates Gallery.  VCCA Steering Committee members Dr. Bob Kitchen, Dr. Timothy O'Mara, Dr. Homan Wai were among those represented, Fort Hunt Herald (January 27, 2020)

"Five ways climate change impacts health — and how clinicians can mitigate its effect" featuring interview of VCCA member Dr. Neelu Tummala, Healio Primary Care (January 16, 2020)

"Climate-Related Wheezing, Allergy, Trauma Affecting Practice" quote given by VCCA Chair Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, piece written by Laura Arenschield, Medscape Medical News (November 27, 2019)

"Climate change has adverse effects on children’s health" commentary by VCCA Chair Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, on opinion piece by Cheryl Guttman Krader, Contemporary Pediatrics (November 18, 2019)

"Trust the Science - A physician says we need to connect the dots between worsening health and climate change" opinion piece by VCCA member Dr. Susan Miller, Style Weekly (October 8, 2019)

"How to talk to your kids about climate change" article by Nsikan Akpan, featuring interview given by VCCA Chair Dr. Samantha AhdootPBS NewsHour (September 30, 2019)

"​Time to Step Up Efforts to Protect Children from Climate Change" blog by VCCA Steering Committee member Dr. Jerome Paulson, AAP Voices (September 25, 2019)

"Video: Climate Activists Celebrate After Arlington County Adopts Goal of 100% Renewable Power by 2035, Carbon Neutrality by 2050" coverage by lowkell featuring video of speech given by VCCA member Dr. Neelu Tummala, Blue Virginia (September 21, 2019)

"Social Justice and Educating Our Physicians" Opinion multiple authors including VCCA Chair Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, in response to Dr. Stanley Goldfarb’s “Take Two Aspirin and Call Me by My Pronouns” Commentary, Wall Street Journal Opinion (September 18, 2019)

"Like a sunburn on your lungs': how does the climate crisis impact health?" by Emily Holden, featuring interview given by VCCA member Dr. Neelu Tummala and VCCA Chair Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, The Guardian (September 16, 2019)

"With climate change, outdoor workers ‘bear the brunt’ of rising temperatures" Feature article by Sarah Vogelsong, featuring interview given by VCCA Chair Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, VCCA member Dr. Janet Eddy, VCCA member Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Virginia Mercury (August 27, 2019)

"Climate change is making us sicker" Op Ed by VCCA Steering Committee Member, Dr. Homan Wai, The Roanoke Times (August 9, 2019)

"Health care professionals urge climate change action" Letter to the Editor by VCCA Chair Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, Richmond Times-Dispatch (July 26, 2019)

"ClimateScare/ClimateCare" - Participation in Open Forum published by VCCA Steering Committee Member, Dr. Nick Snowthe Winchester Star (May 6, 2019)

"Faster action needed to combat climate change" Letter to the Editor by VCCA Steering Committee Member, Dr. Nick Snow, Richmond Times-Dispatch (May 12, 2019)

"Janet Eddy column: Northam must forward to improve health and away from the pollutants of the past" column by VCCA Member, Dr. Janet Eddy, Richmond Times-Dispatch (April 17, 2019)

"Why is pollen getting strong and lasting longer?" featuring brief interview given by VCCA Member Dr. Dipa Sheth, WVLT8 (April 4, 2019)

"Our Children Need Clean Car Standards to Protect Their Health" Op Ed by VCCA Steering Commitee Member Dr. Timothy O'Mara, Morning Consult (September 28, 2018)

"Clean power repeal threatens Virginians' health" Op Ed by VCCA Steering Committee Member Dr. Nila Rafiq, The Roanoke Times (December 11, 2017)

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