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Climate Change is a Public Health Issue Fact Sheet


This fact sheet provides a good synopsis of climate change and its effects on public health.  This fact sheet provides brief explanations about: ·         How climate change can harm public health;·         How vulnerable populations will bear the burdens of climate change; and·         Examples of regional effects of climate change. 

Primary Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Climate, Environmental Health, Health Promotion and Health Education


Institutional Author:

American Public Health Association





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.5 Stars of 5 - Not Useful
By Linda Tindall

3.5 Stars of 5 - Useful
By Sandy Van Sant
Short and sweet 2-pager of how climate change impacts public health. Good information but not really a tool.

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