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Minnesota Climate and Health Profile Report

February 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Climate and Health Profile Report 2015, “An Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on the Health & Well-Being of Minnesotans,” provides a comprehensive assessment of climate change impacts and potential health implications for the state. In addition to describing climate trends and projections, the report identifies datasets and the data gaps that could affect the development of quantitative measures of health outcomes. The report concludes with a brief discussion of next steps required for an effective response to the identified public health climate hazards.

Related Organizations: Minnesota Department of Health

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Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report

September 25, 2014

The ‘Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report’ from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Public Health Division outlines the health risks that may increase with climate change, and describes the populations who are most vulnerable to these risks in Oregon. The report presents a broad, statewide assessment of  public health demographic, geographic and occupational vulnerability to climate change risks.

Related Organizations: Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

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Climate Action for Health: Integrating Public Health into Climate Action Planning

February 2012

From the California Department of Public Health, this report primarily addresses key GHG emissions reduction efforts in Climate Action Plans (CAPs) that have public health co-benefits. This guidance can be useful for any public health agency, even outside of California, planning for climate impacts.

Related Organizations: California Department of Public Health

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Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role Guidebook

April 2011

This guidebook is a translation of a six-part webinar series hosted by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2009-2010, and is intended to be a useful tool for the public health community in preparing for the challenges of climate change.

Related Organizations: American Public Health Association (APHA)

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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CDC: Assessing Vulnerability to Climate Change - A Guide for Health Departments

July 16, 2014

This guidance document from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Climate and Health Program Technical Report Series is designed to support health departments in assessing local vulnerabilities to health hazards associated with climate change.

Related Organizations: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Authors: Arie Ponce Manangan, Christopher K. Uejio, Shubhayu Saha, Paul J. Schramm, Gino D. Marinucci, Jeremy J. Hess, George Luber

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Climate and Health Program

2009

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) climate and public health framework was established in 2006, and in 2009, CDC formally established its Climate and Health Program. The mission of the Program is to lead efforts to identify vulnerable populations to climate change; to prevent and adapt to current and anticipated health impacts; and to assure that systems are in place to detect and respond to current and emerging health threats.

Related Organizations: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

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Medical Alert! Climate Change is Harming Our Health

March 15, 2017

From the newly formed Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, this report discusses urgent and compounding public health impacts from climate change. The Consortium is composed of physicians from 11 medical societies, representing over half of the nation’s doctors, who determined a need to share their concern about the health consequences of climate change with the public. The opening summary concludes with this: “In sum, we are sounding the alarm that the ultimate danger of climate change is that it poses a danger to the health of every American now and in the future.”

Related Organizations: Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

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A Review of the Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and Their Associated Effects

August 2008

This report presents a survey of the current state of knowledge of the potential impacts of climate change and variability on aeroallergens—pollen, mold, and indoor allergens—in the United States and the allergic diseases associated with them. The report focuses on the three main allergic diseases that have been associated with exposure to aeroallergens—allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, and atopic dermatitis (eczema)— and the associated health effects and economic burdens they impose. Specifically the health and economic effects of these aeroallergens are discussed in light of climate change and it's potential impacts on the production, distribution, and dispersion of aeroallergens along with the allergen content and the growth and distribution of the weeds, grasses, trees, and mold that produce them. 

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Authors: Janet L. Gamble, Colleen E. Reid, Ellen Post, Jason Sacks

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Climate Ready States and Cities Initiative

December 2, 2010

In 2010, CDC awarded $5.25 million to ten health departments to assess threats, make plans and develop programs to meet the public health challenges of climate change over the next three years. Through the Climate Ready States and Cities Initiative CDC hopes to build the capacity of state and city health departments to address the public health consequences of climate change and its implications on human health.

Related Organizations: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

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USGCRP: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment

April 3, 2016

The U.S. Global Climate Research Program (USGCRP) Climate and Health Assessment delineates climate-related health impacts in the United States - building on the USGCRP’s 2014 National Climate Assessment. The report/online interactive website provides a comprehensive assessment of observed and projected health impacts from climate change, discusses the climate causal pathways while providing explicit scientific support, identifies emerging issues, and recognizes particular impacts on vulnerable populations. The report focuses on the climate impacts and related public health implications of: temperature related death and illness, air quality, extreme weather events, vector-borne disease, and water related illness.

Related Organizations: U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)

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