Clinic in Climate Justice, Law, and Public Health
The clinic is an innovative collaboration between Yale School of Public Health and community partners around Connecticut. It operates year-round, with enrollment in both fall and spring semesters. Interdisciplinary student teams carry out applied projects at the intersection of climate justice, law and public policy, and public health. Each team works with a partner organization to study, design, and implement a project, typically through community-based participatory research practices. The course affords the opportunity to have a real-world impact by applying concepts and competencies learned in the classroom.
Past projects include:
- “ Climate Justice for Persons Vulnerable to Heat Stress in Northern Manhattan.” Partner organization: WE ACT for Environmental Justice)
- “Energy Justice and Health in a Changing Climate.” Partner organization: Operation Fuel, Inc.
- “ Health & Environmental Justice in Alabama: Pollution Impacts in Two Low-Income African American Communities.” Partner organizations: Ashurst Bar/Smith Community Organization, Tuskegee University, Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health & Justice, and University of Maryland-College Park, and EJ Clinic at Vermont Law School)
- “Managing Non-Communicable Diseases after Natural Disasters in the Caribbean.” Partner organization: Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Organization
- “Using Local Laws to Protect Communities from Cumulative Impacts.” Partner organizations: Public Interest Law Firm
The clinic is supported through a grant from the SNF Fund for the Integration of Theory and Practice.
For more information, contact the Yale faculty instructor, Dr. Laura Bozzi.
- A Call for NYC Cooling Center Improvements
- Climate Action Plan 2022
Community-centered Climate Resilience in Connecticut: Summary for Communities and Policymakers
Energy Justice and Health in a Changing Climate
Environmental and health impacts of electric service vessels in the recreational boating industry
- Improving Water Quality in the Short Beach Neighborhood of Branford, Connecticut, 2019—A Citizen Science Project
- Scoping and Recommendations for the Development of a Connecticut Environmental Justice Mapping Tool
- Vermont Rural Transportation: Access, Climate Change, and Equitable Solutions