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NACCHO Demonstration Site: Projected Health Impacts of Climate Change in Thurston County (WA)


This paper is a summary of the public health effects that can be expected due to climate change impacts in the Thurston County area. The information is based on a review of literature, websites, and conversations with local researchers. This review was conducted in September of 2009, as one of the early steps in carrying out a grant award from the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) towards Goal 1: “Build Health Department understanding of and capacity to plan for the public health consequences of climate change.”

Primary Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adaptation, Climate, Data, Environmental Health, Health Promotion and Health Education


Institutional Author:

Thurston County (WA) Public Health and Social Services




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climate change
By David Overfield
good tool and educational paper, first link did not work but good information on the other ones

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toolkit review
By Mona Mena
Thurston County, Wa. developed a white paper on the health impacts on climate change in the county. This white paper can be used as a model for other counties to describe the anticiapted health impacts in their local community.

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