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The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division prepared this Climate and Health Policy Paper in response to inquiries from the Oregon Governor's Carbon Policy Office about communities most impacted by health
risks of climate hazards and co-pollutants of greenhouse gas emissions. The paper responds to
five specific questions, drawing from the most recent scientific literature on
climate change impacts, related health effects and evidence-based
interventions. Oregon-specific studies are cited when available. The Climate and Health Policy Paper was shared with State lawmakers on the Oregon Joint
Legislative Committee on Carbon Reduction in December 2018.
The Climate and Health Resilience Plan offers a selection of strategies and policy priorities for state, local, and tribal public health practitioners and partners.
Watch the video series that was created as part of this project
The Climate and Health Vulnerability Assessment provides a set of maps focused on social vulnerability indicators that can be used in climate resilience and adaptation planning in Oregon.
The Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report outlines the different health risks that may increase as our climate changes and describes the populations who are most vulnerable to these risks.
An evaluation of the local planning process was conducted and is available upon request.
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