Our response to Governor Brown’s executive order
In March 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order (EO) 20-04 directing State Agencies to take action on climate change. The EO includes a number of general directives to state agencies, as well as three directives specific to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
OHA submitted a letter to the Governor’s Office in response to the executive order that provides background on our climate and health program and how OHA plans to respond to the EO’s directives to our agency. You can find all State agency responses on the Governor's Carbon Policy Webpage.
OHA's first deliverable is a report on the public health impacts of climate change in Oregon due to the Governor’s Office, the Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force, and the Oregon Global Warming Commission by September 1st, 2020. The report will be similar to our 2014 Climate and Health Profile Report, and will be updated annually.
On June 4th 2020, the program hosted an informational webinar and launched an online survey to hear from community partners.