National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Representing local health departments, NACCHO serves as a useful resource to local and state governments to build capacity in their programs to increase internal awareness of public health impacts of climate change and to be able to respond to these impacts.
In 2010, NACCHO selected 6 local health departments (LHDs) in which to provide support through 1 year demonstration projects. The projects are intended to help LHDs increase the level of coordination and communication between disparate programs involved in addressing the public health consequences of climate change.
The selected sites were: Imperial County Public Health Department (CA), Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department (WA), Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department (MN), Orange County Health Department (FL), Austin/Travis County Health Department (TX), and Mercer County Health Department (IL).
- Are We Ready? Preparing for the Public Health Challenges of Climate Change
- Projected Health Impacts of Climate Change in Thurston County
- Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role Webinar Series
- An Action Plan for Public Health: Initial Recommendations for Involving Public Health in Climate Change Policy