Public Health Hazard: Vulnerability Assessment

Type: 
Literature
Publication: 
OHA. n.d. Public Health Hazard: Vulnerability Assessment.
Year Published: 
n.d.
Organization: 
Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
Description: 

This assessment reviews potential disasters and the consequences for the health of Oregon’s population and the public health sector. Local health departments, tribal health agencies, and their emergency management partners reviewed 43 possible natural hazards and human-made threats; and they prioritized three weather-related disasters as most likely to occur: wildfires, winter storms, and flooding. Eleven additional hazards were identified as possible events meriting public health attention. It also should be noted that, in the near future, local climate change models will become available for local planners, and other weather-related priorities may emerge.

Category: 
climate change, natural disaster, human health, adaptation, mitigation, planning, policy, management, decison-making