Climate and Health in Oregon 2021-2022
OHA’s Climate and Health in Oregon 2021-2022 report affirms findings of its 2020 report: events linked to climate change affect communities of color, Tribal communities, those living with lower incomes, older adults, people with disabilities, people who live or work outdoors, and under- or uninsured people more than other populations. This year’s report highlights several high-profile extreme climate events that triggered spikes in hospitalizations and deaths in Oregon over the last two years, while also highlighting signs of hope as recent and upcoming investments are building climate and health resilience in Oregon communities
Climate and Health in Oregon 2020
This report describes climate hazards, recent events, and future climate projections. It documents cross-cutting health effects that disproportionately affect communities of color, tribal communities, farmworkers and underinvested rural communities. The report gives examples of public health action and emphasizes the importance of building social resilience.
Community partners are invited to provide feedback on the report by responding to this Community Partner Survey. Survey findings will help to inform the program’s next report and the 2021 update to the Oregon Climate and Health Resilience Plan.