Climate Change in Levelock, Alaska: Strategies for Community Health

Type: 
Tribal Adaptation Plans
Health
Year Published: 
2014
Organization: 
ANTHC
Description: 

Climate change refers to change over time due to natural variability or as a result of human activity (IPCC, 2008). Alaska is experiencing a wide range of impacts from climate change and communities seek adaptive strategies that encourage wellness and sustainability. This report documents climate change impacts as described by community residents and climate change effects or potential effects as interpreted through the lens of public health. It is the seventh report in a series describing climate change in communities across Alaska, and the third report to focus on the Bristol Bay region. Assessment of climate change related health effects in Levelock, Alaska. As of 2012, there were about 88 residents, mostly Alaska Native people of Alutiiq and Yupik descent. Levelock is situated about 40 miles north from Naknek, 60 miles east of Dillingham and 278 miles southwest of Anchorage. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, 2014. Download a PDF of the plan by clicking here.

Category: 
Tribal Health, community health, climate change, natural resources

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Contact Information: 
Michael Brubaker, Department Community Environment and Health Email mbrubaker@anthc.org Phone 907-729-2464