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NACCHO Demonstration Site: Mercer County (IL) Climate Adaptation Plan


The Mercer County Climate Change Action Committee is a group of county emergency responders and community planning partners who strive to  identify the public health impact of severe weather events and the adaptation strategies necessary to reduce these impacts.

The purpose of the Mercer County Climate Adaptation Plan is to identify  the target groups affected, analyze risk factors, identify impacts, prioritize impacts, develop strategies, and address barriers. This plan will specifically address severe weather events associated with climate change. Input for the plan was gained from community focus groups, interviews, and analysis of resources available.

Primary Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adaptation, Climate, Environmental Health, Natural Disaster, Rural


Institutional Author:

Mercer County (IL) Climate Change Action Committee




Five most recent user comments

5 Stars of 5 - Extremely Useful
climate change
By David Overfield
this adaptation plan and vulnerabilty assessmentis very comprehensive and very well thought out. Great tool

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
toolkit rating
By Mona Mena
This tool is a County Climate Change Adaptation Plan that includes the impacts on vulnerable populations and health systems as components of the plan. For health departments involved in adaptation planning this is a model tool to review.

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