EPA Climate and Health Assessment Kits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed climate communication materials that summarize key points from the USGCRP U.S. Climate and Health Assessment for the different populations that are disproportionately affected by climate-change impacts. The assessment provides a comprehensive analysis of observed and projected health impacts from climate change, and specifies the impacts on a range of vulnerable populations. The eight assessment kits distill this information and focus on the climate impact attributes respective to each population of concern, while offering educational materials and communication strategies.  The populations targeted are:  

Find key facts and download materials that can be adapted to communicates about climate and health risks within various populations. 

  1. Children
  2. Communities with Environmental Justice Concerns
  3. Indigenous Peoples
  4. Occupational Groups
  5. Older Adults
  6. People with Disabilities
  7. People with Existing Health Conditions
  8. Pregnant Women

The communication materials of each kit include:

  • A factsheet, in English and Spanish, available online and as a printable PDF.
  • A customizable PowerPoint presentation.
  • High-Resolution images.
  • An introductory paragraph on vulnerable populations.
  • Key points about risks to minorities, low-income communities, immigrants, and non-native English speakers.
  • Shorter messages about environmental justice communities, climate change, and health.

In order to maintain access to this website, we are linking to an archived version of the website saved on January 25, 2017. The original link can be found here:https://www.epa.gov/climate-impacts/climate-change-health-and-populations-concern?utm_source=SED&utm_medium=toolkit&utm_campaign=ClimateHealth 

Publication Date: December 2016


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  • Communication
  • Education/training materials

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