*NEW* NW Climate and Health Network
The American Public Health Association has declared 2017 the Year of Climate and Health and partners across the NW are ready to connect and take this work to the next level.
Join a network of state and local public health practitioners and partners across the NW region (OR,ID,WA,BC, & AK) who are interested in sharing information, resources, and opportunities for integrating climate change considerations into public health practice.
To join the network, please subscribe to the NW Climate and Health Network Listserv and tune-in to our quarterly webinar conference calls:
This network is co-hosted by the Oregon Climate and Health Program, OHA's Preparedness, Surveillance, and Epidimiology Team and the Washington Department of Health's Climate and Health Program.
Listserv and Toolkits
Local Climate and Health Adaptation Plans
In 2011, five local health jurisdictions were awarded funds to develop plans using the BRACE framework developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The following are summaries of each of the climate adaptation plans created by participating health departments:
To view the full plans, go to our page on Publications and Training Materials.
These 5 local health jurisdictions participated in conference calls throughout their planning process and shared lessons from their early planning and implementation efforts. Oregon's Climate and Health program developed a summary of lessons learned (pdf) and a new Resilience Planning Toolkit for Local Health Jurisdictions in Oregon.