Public Health and Climate Change; A Guide for Increasing the Capacity of Local Health Departments

The Resource Innovation Group, Northwest Health Foundation, CDC, Biositu, LLC

This guidebook is designed to support efforts to initiate and integrate climate planning within county, regional and tribal public health departments and agencies. It will provide you and your department with the knowledge and skills to build capacity to address climate impacts and/or develop a climate action plan for your department. The strategies and activities will enhance your efforts to both reduce greenhouse gas
emissions and to prepare for impacts. By working through the guidebook and activities over the next six months to a year, you can build sustained institutional capacity to manage the health impacts of climate change.

Public Health, Tribal Health, climate change, adaptation, planning, capacity building