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Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report

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.

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). The Climate and Health in Oregon 2020 report above is our first deliverable.

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

2014 Climate and Health Profile Report report

The Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report outlines the different health risks that will increase as our climate changes and describes the populations who are most vulnerable to these risks.

Infographic showing the effects of climate change

As part of the report, we developed an infographic (pdf) to help explain the health effects of climate change.

We invite you to share these resources with your partners and colleagues.

For questions regarding the report contact Emily York,

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