About Planetary Health

Planetary health is an emerging field exploring the nexus between human health and the health of the earth. It provides a contemporary scientific framework for recognizing that humans are part of natural systems, and that at the most practical level, when we damage an ecosystem, we damage ourselves. Planetary health views the health of human and natural systems as integral, and seeks solutions that optimize both.  

PPH is a member of The Planetary Health Alliance, a consortium of over 240 universities, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, and government entities from around the world committed to understanding and addressing global environmental change and its health impacts.