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Finding the information you need about climate change and health can be daunting – there’s just so much of it available. On this Resources page, we have tried to collect, curate, and categorize resources that cover a wide array of topics related to climate change and health. We have prioritized resources that are not in the peer-reviewed literature, but that offer credible information. Only relatively recent resources are included (post-2010), except for those that offer an excellent review of an issue, or are in some way seminal.

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  • 10 Things to Know About the New Report on Climate Change and Human Health abstract

    Resource Type: Factsheet/pamphlet

    Author: Stef McDonald

    Date: April 5, 2016

    This blog post produced by Climate Resolve presents the key takeaways from a report recently developed by the US Global Change Research Program and released by the White House. The report and factsheet present the impacts of climate change on human health in the United States.


  • 12 Steps to Operationalize Climate Change in a Local Health Department abstract

    Resource Type: Factsheet/pamphlet

    Author: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

    Date: December 2014

    A fact sheet based off a journal article: Marinucci, G., Luper, G., Uejio, C., Saha, S., & Hess, J. (2014). Building resilience against climate effectsA novel framework to facilitate climate readiness in public health agencies. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 11(6), 6433-6458; doi:10.3390/ijerph110606433


  • 2015 Climate Change and Health Resiliency Report abstract

    Resource Type: Report

    Author: Rhode Island Department of Health Climate Change Program

    Date: 2015

    Funded by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) Climate Change Program is part of a national effort to anticipate and prepare for human health effects related to global and local climate change. CDCs Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework is focused on integrating epidemiological data and climate change models to develop projections, identify vulnerabilities, and inform public health planning. The national effort includes the participation and collaboration of sixteen states and two cities. Five New England states, plus New York and New York City participate in a regional collaborative of BRACE programs.


  • 6 Ways Climate Change Harms Health in California abstract

    Resource Type: Factsheet/pamphlet

    Author: Public Health Institute (PHI)

    Date: August 9, 2016

    Our health and climate are inextricably linked. From polluted air quality to shrinking food and waters supplies, communities across Californiaand around the worldare already experiencing climate change’s harmful health impacts. The looming effects upon California’s communities, particularly those that are disproportionately vulnerable, are becoming increasingly urgent and severe. In a new infographic created by the Public Health Institute and our Center for Climate Change and Health, learn how climate change is already contributing to California’s rising rates of disease, poverty, and deathand find out how you can take action now.


  • A Call to Action: Training Public Health Students to Be Effective Agents for Social Change abstract

    Resource Type: Opinion/editorial

    Authors: Hilary Godwin S. Jody Heymann

    Publication: American Journal of Public Health

    Date: March 2015

    In the 21st century, we face enormous public health challenges that differ fundamentally from those of the last century, because these challenges involve widespread societal change and complexity. To address these challenges, public health professionals need to be able to place their work in a larger social context, understand local and global perspectives on a deeper level, and effectively engage a wide variety of stakeholders. To confer these skills, we need to change the way we train our students. We present two examples of low-cost innovative approaches to teaching public health that promote active engagement with individuals across a wide range of backgrounds and fields and that train students to be effective agents for change.


  • A Call to Climate Leadership abstract

    Resource Type: Position paper/statement

    Author: Catholic Health Association of the United States

    Date: June, 2016

    Catholic heath care leadership played a critical role in making the case for health care reform. This role in securing the successful passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) boldly demonstrated an ongoing commitment to a healing mission and the realization that the transformation envisioned by the ACA would require an expanded and vivid vision for health care. Health insurance coverage is now a reality for millions of Americans, and a 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study using census data shows that the U.S. is experiencing the lowest uninsured rate in 50 years. Yet more must be done to bring access to health care for all, to bring healing and health to the world.