Health Problems Heat Up: Climate Change and the Public's Health

This report, from Trust for America's Health (TFAH), examines the human health effects of climate change and the role public health authorities must play in preventing and preparing for further climate-related damage. It also explores the needs of state and local health departments as they set out to conduct climate change needs assessments and provides a framework to develop strategic plans to prevent and prepare for climate change. TFAH makes policy recommendations pertaining to increased action from federal, state, and local governments. The report also includes a section on special concerns for communities at high risk for health consequences of climate change, including both state and local case studies. Performance indicators to evaluate federal, state and local health department preparedness and responses to climate change are proposed.

Publication Date: October 2009

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • Jeffrey Levi
  • Serena Vinter
  • Daniella Gratale
  • Chrissie Juliano
  • Laura M. Segal

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  • Trust for America's Health

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  • Indicators
  • Policy analysis/recommendations

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