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2. Identify Climate Risks

What are our climate risks?

Icon of exclamation mark inside a blue triangleThe following resources can help you identify the scope of climate impacts and their potential health outcomes in your jurisdiction. It’s important to acknowledge that priorities could shift over time as new risks emerge. For this reason, it’s helpful to take an "all hazards" planning approach whenever possible. All hazards planning focuses on developing capacities and capabilities that are critical for addressing a wide range of potential emergencies.


Tool Description
"How to" for identifying and prioritizing risks, climate and data resources
Oregon Climate and Health Profile (PDF) Outlines the different health risks that may increase as our climate changes and describes the populations who are most vulnerable to these risks.
Oregon Public Health Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (PDF) Summarizes the public health consequences of Oregon’s likely hazards and threats and recommends strategies
Template and example materials for convening internal partners

Guide for Understanding Local Climate Projections
Guide for using the climate toolbox to query localized climate projections including increases in extreme heat days, high fire danger days and flood risk. 
Guide for using Climate Data In ESSENCE
Guide for using climate data in ESSENCE, Oregon's syndromic surveillance system. 
Template to summarize local climate risks

Climate Adaptation Indicators (zip file)
Includes a spreadsheet of sample adaptation indicators. Urban Sustainability Directors Network (2016)
Presentation: Climate and Health Profile (PowerPoint) Basic climate and health presentation with suggested talking points