Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role Guidebook

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.

The topics covered include an overview of climate change science, health implications of climate change in the U.S., state and local climate planning case studies, climate change communication, the need for public health adaptation assessments and planning; and perspectives from the EPA and the Department of Health and Human Services. Supplemental information is also provided within each chapter to help explain climate change as a public health issue and the role for public health practitioners.

Publication Date: April 2011

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