VCCA in the News

"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. Neelima 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 DVM.com (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. Neelima 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. Neelima 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. Neelima 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, 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, Roanoke Times (December 11, 2017)

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