The State of Climate Adaptation in Public Health: An Assessment of 16 U.S. States

EcoAdapt was funded by the Natural Resources Defense Council to assess the state of climate adaptation planning and implementation for climate-related threats to public health in 16 U.S. states – Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The project objectives were to:

  1. assess understanding among public health officials of climate change impacts;
  2. document activities – planned and underway – to prepare for and respond to climate-related challenges;
  3. synthesize findings in case studies to inform adaptation planning in other states; and
  4. create a public health topic page on the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) to share relevant resources, tools, and case studies.

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