Data and Tools

CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Climate Portal)
CDC’s Tracking Network uses data from many sources to track the effects of climate change. While there are a number of indicators related to climate change, the Tracking Network is focusing on extreme heat to better evaluate the number of heat-related deaths at the national level, while allowing for comparisons across states. These comparisons can help local communities design interventions and better understand the possible health effects and risks to specific groups of people.

CDC Extreme Heat Media Toolkit
The CDC Extreme Heat Media Toolkit provides easily accessible media resources for members of the public, local health departments, and other organizations, assisting ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events.

US Government Open Data – ClimateExternal
Here you can find data related to climate change that can help inform and prepare America’s communities, businesses, and citizens. Initially, in this pilot phase, you can find data and resources related to coastal flooding, food resilience, water and ecosystem vulnerability. Over time, you will be able to find additional data and tools relevant to other important climate-related impacts, including risks to human health, and energy infrastructure. Please share your feedback.

US Climate Resilience ToolkitExternal
The Climate Resilience Toolkit provides resources and a framework for understanding and addressing the climate issues that impact people and their communities.

USGCRP Metadata Access Tool for Climate and HealthExternal
The Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health (MATCH) is a publicly accessible, online tool for researchers that offers centralized access to metadata ‐ standardized contextual information ‐ about thousands of government-held datasets related to health, the environment, and climate-science. MATCH is one of a growing number of tools, driven by open data, that are being made available by the Obama Administration as fuel for innovation, ideas, and insights ‐ in this case, at the important intersection of climate and human health.

Page last reviewed: April 3, 2015