Climate Change and Public Health: Federal Preparedness Efforts


Cassandra Evans (Editor)

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED078000

The World Health Organization projects climate change will adversely affect health significantly over the next several decades. Some health effects of climate change are already being felt in the United States, according to assessments by the National Research Council, U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), and others. Since the federal government is the nation’s largest purchaser of health care services, federal health care expenditures could increase in future years due to climate-related impacts. This book addresses federal activities to enhance understanding about the risks climate change poses to public health; federal resources used by selected states and localities to address these risks; and challenges states and localities face and actions federal agencies could take to mitigate them. This book also provides a suggested sequence of steps that health departments can undertake to assess such health vulnerabilities associated with climate change. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Climate Change: HHS Could Take Further Steps to Enhance Understanding of Public Health Risks
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2. Assessing Health Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Guide for Health Departments
Arie Ponce Manangan, Christopher K. Uejio, Shubhayu Saha, Paul J. Schramm, Gino D. Marinucci, Claudia Langford Brown, Jeremy J. Hess, George Luber


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