Association of State and Territorial Health Officials' Climate Change Capacity Building Grants

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, funds and supports demonstration projects that establish coordinating opportunities for climate change at state and territorial health agencies (STHAs).

The 2012 Climate Change Grantees were Indiana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Wisconsin - recipients of ASTHO's 3rd climate change capacity building grant. The grant supported the four state health agencies' efforts to continue building capacity for climate change and public health.

ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the U.S., the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO's primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health.

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