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Preparing for Wildfire and Wildfire Smoke: Mariposa County Health Department

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Public Health
Summary: 

The Mariposa Public Health Department (MPHD) is in early stages of planning and adapting for climate change. A high priority is establishing baseline information to compare with future data to measure effects of climate change on local health. For example, disease surveillance efforts are starting to capture data on secondary effects of climate change like the spread of insect borne diseases.

Planning for Climate Change and Public Health: Santa Clara County Public Health Department

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Public Health
Summary: 

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) has a multi-pronged approach to climate change that emerged from its Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention. Initially, department staff were exposed to climate issues through programs, organizations, and collaboratives that focus on the upstream determinants of health.

Built Environment and Transportation Connections to Climate Change: San Diego County Public Health Services

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Public Health
Transportation / Infrastructure
Summary: 

In San Diego County, governments collaborate with universities, philanthropic institutions, nonprofits, and businesses to develop policies, plans, and programs that address climate change.

Raising Community Awareness on Climate Change and Health: San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Public Health
Summary: 

San Luis Obispo County (SLO) is in the Central Coast Region with just under 300,000 residents. Climate change is projected to increase the risk of heat waves, air pollution, wildfires, water insecurity, economic pressure from damage to agriculture industry, severe storms, and flooding from sea level rise and storm surges.

Mobilizing the Workforce to Address Climate Change: Los Angeles County Public Health Department

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Public Health
Summary: 

Under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Fielding, former Director of Public Health and Health Officer, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) took steps to position itself to address the serious public health challenges that climate change will bring.

Developing Forest Adaptation Strategies for Northern Forests in an Uncertain Future

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Sector Addressed: 
Policy
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods

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