American Telemedicine Association joins national consortium on climate change

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Peter Yellowlees, MD, president of the American Telemedicine Association, was appointed to the steering committee of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health.

In this role, Dr. Yellowlees will work to develop strategies to educate and inform policymakers and the general public about healthcare-related climate change issues. The national consortium aims to raise awareness about the negative effects of climate change on healthcare.

"I am pleased to participate in the Consortium's work and continue ATA's long-standing commitment to improve the health of all Americans," Dr. Yellowlees said. "I can think of no more compelling issue affecting the nation's health than climate change and its detrimental impact."

Other partners in the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health include the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics, among other medical societies. The consortium represents more than 450,000 physicians.

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