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Advancing Climate Adaptation in Public Health
 
Overview
Climate change poses significant threats to the health of individuals and communities, as well as the delivery of healthcare services. Human morbidity and mortality rates are expected to rise due to extreme heat events and changing patterns of waterborne and vector-borne diseases, and healthcare infrastructure is at risk from extreme events. EcoAdapt and the Natural Resources Defense Council are partnering to assess the state of climate adaptation planning and implementation for climate-related threats to public health in 16 U.S. states.



Project Objectives
  1. Assess understanding of climate change impacts among public health officials;
  2. Document activities - planned and underway - to prepare for, respond to, and recover from climate-related challenges; and
  3. Synthesize findings to inform adaptation planning in other states.

Participate
Do you work in public health?
Are you interested in how climate change is affecting your efforts?
Are you planning to or actively incorporating climate change into your work?

Contact Rachel or fill out our project form here!


Questions?
Contact Project Manager, Rachel Gregg at Rachel@EcoAdapt.org.