Health

There is a growing number of resources that aim to address the effects of climate change on health. This page lists tribal and government resources and programs that focus on health-related issues and climate change. This page includes numerous resources from tribal climate change adaptation plans, as well as the recent Tribal Climate Health Project. Additional Programs and Resources can be found at Tribal Climate Health, a site hosted by the Pala Band of Mission Indians through the project “Building the Capacity of Tribes to Address the Health Impacts of Climate Change.” http://tribalclimatehealth.org.

Title Organization Description Categorysort descending Geography Website
Climate Change in Selawik, Alaska: Strategies for Community Health ANTHC

Assessment of climate change related health effects in Selawik, Alaska. Selawik is an Inupiat community of approximately 829 residents, located on the Selawik River, about four miles north of the Arctic Circle and 70 miles east of Kotzebue. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, 2012. To download a PDF of the plan, click here.

Tribal, Adaptation Plan, Community Health, Tribal Health Alaska Link
Climate Change in Pilot Point, Alaska: Strategies for Community Health ANTHC

Aassessment of climate change related health effects in Pilot Point, Alaska. Pilot Point is mostly Alaska Native People of Alutiiq and Yup'ik Eskimo decent, averaging about 64 to 100 residents. Pilot Point is located on the Northern coast of the Alaska Peninsula, on the east shore of Ugashik Bay. 2013, Download a PDF of the plan by clicking here.

Tribal, Adaptation Plan, Tribal Health, Community Health Alaska, Coastal Link
Climate Change in Nuiqsut, Alaska: Strategies for Community Health ANTHC

Assessment of climate change related health effects in Nuiqsut, Alaska a traditional Inupiat community located on the West bank of the Colville River, 18 miles south from the inlet to the Beaufort Sea. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, 2014. To download the PDF of the plan, click here.

Tribal, Adaptation Plan, Tribal Health, Community Health, climate change Alaska Link
Addressing Links Between Climate and Public Health in Alaska Native Villages U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

As emissions of heat-trapping bases accumulate in our atmosphere, Earth's polar regions are warming more quickly than at lower latitudes. The rapid environmental changes that result from this warming can have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of rural Alaskans: unpredictable weather and changes in the seasons have made harvesting food more difficult, hazardous, and stressful. The climate-related challenge faced by Alaska’s tribal health system is to recognize new health stressors and community vulnerabilities, and then find healthy adaptation strategies in an increasingly uncertain future. Since 1997, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) has operated a non-profit, statewide system of health services for more than 143,000 Alaska Native Villages and Native American Tribes. In 2009, ANTHC established the Center for Climate and Health to help people understand climate change impacts on community health and work to address them. To help raise awareness about the connections between climate change and community health, ANTHC uses a variety of communication and education products including ClimeMap, The LEO Network, and an e-journal which provides weekly access to other map tools, updates, assessments, and bulletins.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, Climate Change, Human Health, Community Health, Adaptation Strategies Alaska Link
Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning: A Framework NACRP

The opportunity for increasing community resilience is in the very process of developing a plan when those who are most vulnerable are at the heart of society’s efforts to build a resilient future. We consider this a “living framework” as this is a relatively new field of practice, and expect that the framework will be refined and expand as the field evolves

vision, power, building, solutions development, capacity National Link
One Health Basics CDC

The One Health concept recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. CDC uses a One Health approach by working with physicians, veterinarians, ecologists, and many others to monitor and control public health threats and to learn about how diseases spread among people, animals, and the environment.

zoonotic disease, public health, environment National, International Link

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