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NEW! The National Environmental Health Association, with funding from the CDC Climate and Health Program recently awarded grants for projects to develop tools and increase capacity to include health as part of climate change adaptation Clackamas County, Oregon and the Minnesota Department of Health. Clackamas County will partner with neighboring counties to complete a regional climate and health impact assessment report and develop a data visualization tool. Minnesota will develop a user-friendly, open-access online geographic information system tool to map exposures and sensitivities to climate change. For more information on the demonstration grants, see: https://neha.org/news-events/latest-news/neha-awards-two-climate-and-health-mini-grantsexternal icon

NEW! CDC’s Climate and Health Program is partnering withexternal icon the CDC Foundation in assessing communities’ capacity to enhance our understanding of the most promising and effective strategies to prepare for and address the potential health effects of climate change.

NEW! The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, with funding from the CDC Climate and Health Program, in 2019 awarded three one-time funding awards to assess climate and respiratory health issues. The grantees are San Mateo County Health, Washington State Department of Health, and Propeller Health. San Mateo will assess the magnitude and trends of asthma burden in San Mateo County and adapt the Community Health Vulnerability Index for their jurisdiction. Washington State will develop best practice guidance on wildfire communications outreach and test the utility of low-cost air quality sensors during wildfires. Propeller Health will evaluate the impact of respiratory health communication tools on patient health, specifically mobile applications, and develop health outreach guidance.

The National Association of County and City Health Officials, with funding from the CDC Climate and Health Program, in 2019 awarded two jurisdictions one-time funding for local health adaptations: the Boston Public Health Commission and the Marquette County (MI) Health Department. Boston will use the grant to support the translation and printing of extreme temperature resource guides to reach multiple populations, particularly non-English speakers. Marquette County will develop a public health emergency response plan addressing climate change-related localized flooding, which is predicted to increase in this rural locality. Learn more about NACCHO’s climate change workexternal icon.

The National Indian Health Board, with funding from the CDC Climate and Health Program, in 2019 selected four awardees for the Climate Ready Tribes initiative. The Lummi Nation (Washington State), the Pala Band of Mission Indians (California), and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska (Alaska) have received awards to support local climate and health-related projects. The Kaw Nation (Oklahoma) received a mini-award for a project focused on local community education and outreach related to climate change and health. The new awardees join the previous cohort: the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (Washington State), the Village of Wainwright (Alaska), and the Blackfeet Nation (Montana). More information on the Climate Ready Tribes project can be found on the NIHB websiteexternal icon and the new project fact sheetpdf iconexternal icon.

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AMPLIFY webinar series

The Climate and Health Program’s AMPLIFY webinar series, facilitated by Marketing for Change, is designed to help state and local health departments more effectively communicate the health impacts of climate change in their communities.

Upcoming Webinars

  • Creative Material Development: Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Ally Acquisition: Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Communicating Data for Maximum Impact: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Completed Webinars

Recent Climate & Health Publications

Page last reviewed: March 14, 2019