For 20 years, PRB has been connecting human health and planetary health to show how population dynamics, including family planning, and environmental change interact and affect human and planetary well-being.
Humans and the environment are inextricably linked. Population size and age, fertility, mobility, settlement patterns, and resource availability and consumption all influence the impact we have on the environment. Solving the complex challenges that we face today demands a better understanding of how these aspects of population impact the environment, how environmental change impacts our health and well-being, and what can be done to address these issues. Through PRB’s People, Health, Planet activities, we aim to:
Increase awareness among decisionmakers, key stakeholders, and advocates about the linkages between human and planetary health, environmental conservation, and reproductive health.
Build leadership and capacity to work on and communicate about human and planetary health, including projects and research classified as population, health, and environment (PHE).
Conduct and share research on the role of family planning in sustainable development and the connections between improving reproductive health and key development sectors, such as climate change, resilience, food security, nutrition, and women’s empowerment.
Develop and support international, regional, and country-level networks and communities of practice for information sharing and collaboration on human and planetary health.
Learn more about our People, Health, Planet activities
The short People, Health, Planet video in English and French introduces PRB’s People, Health, Planet practice area.
Family planning and resilience policy brief. This brief aims to help practitioners who focus on resilience better understand and communicate these connections embrace and promote family planning as a local, national, and global development priority.
PHE Global Health E-Learning Course. As part of efforts to share cross-cutting information and increase dialogue and visibility of multisectoral approaches, PRB launched a revised PHE course for USAID’s Global Health e-Learning (GHeL) Center, managed by the Knowledge 4 Health project (K4Health). The course includes new modules on policy, advocacy, and communication; scale up; and the SDGs, as well as information on PHE linkages with climate change adaptation and mitigation. It is available in English, French, and Spanish.
PHE toolkit. This redesigned toolkit, launched in 2016 and updated regularly, showcases the best and most recent resources, along with classic Population, Health, and Environment reference materials.