Preparing for Climate Change: A Strategic Plan to Address the Health Impacts of Climate Change in New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) together with the Department of Environmental Services (DES) created this Strategic Plan to manage the public health impacts of climate change in New Hampshire.

DPHS and DES convened a Climate Change and Health Improvement Planning Committee to develop this plan, and utilized the results from a comprehensive Needs Assessment. They first created a general Vision Statement for where New Hampshire intends to be over the next 5 years, and set three strategic public health priorities. Several goals and objectives are identified, along with responsibilities and timeline for addressing each of the three strategic priorities:

  1. Mobilize partnerships to identify and solve climate change public health needs
  2. Inform, educate, and empower people about climate change public health issues, and
  3. Assure adequate climate change and public health capacity and resources

These Strategic Priorities are very similar to the priorities identified in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework. Accordingly, the program goals for this 4-year cooperative agreement will use the BRACE framework to address the Strategic Priorities and take the next steps in the climate and health adaptation process.

 

 

Publication Date: July 2010

Related Organizations:

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

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  • Adaptation plan

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