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Advancing Climate Adaptation in Public Health
Climate change poses significant threats to the health of individuals and communities, as well as the delivery of healthcare services. Human morbidity and mortality rates are expected to rise due to extreme heat events and changing patterns of waterborne and vector-borne diseases, and healthcare infrastructure is at risk from extreme events. EcoAdapt is working to assess the state of climate adaptation planning and implementation for climate-related threats to public health in U.S. states.
  1. Assess understanding of climate change impacts among public health officials;
  2. Document activities - planned and underway - to prepare for, respond to, and recover from climate-related challenges; and
  3. Synthesize findings to inform adaptation planning in other states.