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Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role Guidebook


This guidebook is a translation of a six-part webinar series hosted by the American PublicHealth Association (APHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is intended to be a useful tool to help prepare the public health community for the challenges of climate change. The topics covered in this guidebook include the following:

  • Basic Climate Change Science;
  • Health Implications;
  • Climate Change Action Planning and Public Health: State and Local Perspectives;
  • Climate Change Communication;
  • Climate Adaptation: Ensuring Public Health Preparedness; and
  • Public Health and Climate Change: EPA and HHS Perspectives.

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Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adaptation, Assessment, Climate, Environmental Health, Evaluation, Health Promotion and Health Education, Mitigation, Natural Disaster, Risk Communication, Vulnerable Populations


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