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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 associated potential health outcomes in your jurisdiction. It can be difficult to prioritize risks and important to acknowledge that new risks may emerge and priorities could shift over time. Because of this, it can be helpful to take an "all hazards" approach, when possible.


Tool Description
"How to" for identifying and prioritizing risks, climate and data resources
Video: Learning Collaborative Webinar on Vulnerability Assessments Watch a webinar hosted by the Public Health Institute as part of their Climate and Health Learning Collaborative for urban health departments. Oregon's Climate and Health program summarizes some of the assessment work in Oregon.
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
Template to summarize local climate risks
Local Climate Risk Assessment Tool (Excel)
Guidelines for Use (PDF)
A tool developed by Benton County's Public Health Department
Climate Adaptation Indicators 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
Presentation: Prioritizing Climate Impacts (Powerpoint) Presents 3 approaches to prioritizing impacts

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