Safeguarding Our Lands, Waters, and Communities: DNR's Plan for Climate Resilience

Across the state, we are seeing and feeling impacts related to a changing climate. Wildfire and smoke are threatening the health and welfare of people throughout the state. Orca and salmon runs are in decline. Communities are confronting coastal flooding, water shortages, and drought. As these impacts mount, already highly impacted communities and vulnerable populations will face increasing risks.

Defining Vulnerable Communities in the Context of Climate Adaptation

The Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP) was established by Senate Bill 246. Through its activities, the Program aims to develop holistic strategies to coordinate climate activities at the state, regional, and local levels. One of the Program’s main components is the Technical Advisory Council (TAC), which brings together state and local government, non-profit and private sector practitioners, scientists, and community leaders to help coordinate activities that better prepare California for the impacts of a changing climate.

Designing a Resilient Campus

The term “resilience” has increasingly been heard in conferences, project proposals, design charrettes, or from emergency managers. This is an emerging hot topic for those who work within the built environment. But what does “resilience” really mean and how does it apply to you specifically?

The article defines and explains the concept of “resiliency” in campus facilities and focuses on its important components and processes, such as:

The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system.

In collaboration with our partners, DHHS provides essential services to improve the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is a cabinet-level agency, meaning the director reports to the governor and serves as a member of the Executive Branch of Ohio’s government. The ODH executive team helps the Director of Health formulate the agency’s strategic policy goals and objectives. The team is composed of the Chief of Staff, the Medical Director and the General Counsel. These leaders, along with agency senior-level managers and supervisors, work in tandem to ensure the state health department is responsive to the needs of Ohio’s 11.5 million residents.

The Oregon Health Authority is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. View OHA's top-level organization, including divisions and major programs. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board working towards comprehensive health reform in our state.