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1. Build Capacity

What are we able to do?

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Below you will find resources on how to communicate about climate and health issues, identify potential partners and understand what types of actions are most appropriate given your existing capacity. These tools will also help you assess and identify ways to build capacity for future action.


Tool Description
Capacity Building Checklist (PDF)

Steps for increasing capacity for climate change planning

Climate and Health Messages in Oregon (PDF) A three-page summary of messages based on climate and health science.
Assessing community readiness (PDF) Questions for assessing broader community readiness
Tips for difficult conversations (PDF)
Tips developed in response to challenges identified in early planning efforts in Oregon
Statement of intent template (Word) A template for developing a statement of intent or position statement
Stakeholder list template (Excel)
Template for identifying potential stakeholders
Assessing organizational capacity (PDF) Questions for assessing internal capacity
Project work plan template (Word)
Template for developing a climate and health project work plan