Climate Change in Noatak, Alaska; Strategies for Community Health

Type: 
Tribal Adaptation Plans
Health
Year Published: 
2011
Organization: 
ANTHC
Description: 

This report documents climate change impacts as described by the local people and interpreted through the lens of public health. It is the third report in a series describing climate change in Northwestern Alaska. The first two reports focused on the coastal whaling communities of Point Hope and Kivalina. This is the first to look at an upriver community characterized by a different climate, environment, and cultural practices. It was prepared by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Center for Climate and Health in partnership with the Maniilaq Association, the Northwest Arctic Borough and the Noatak Traditional Council. Funding was provided by the United States Indian Health Service. To download a PDF of the plan, click here.

Category: 
Tribal Health, community health, climate change, disease, food security

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