Building Climate Resilience by Connecting to Health

Kristin Raab, Margaret Round, Nissa Tupper
Created: 9/14/2018 -


Climate change has been called the greatest 21st century threat to public health. Health departments from around the country, concerned about the negative health impacts of climate change, are engaging communities and professionals from other disciplines to implement adaptation strategies and increase community resiliency. Speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Climate-Ready States & Cities Initiative will highlight how state health departments are building climate resiliency by leading with health in adaptation strategies.


  • Kristin Raab, MPH, MLA, Director, Minnesota Climate & Health Program, Unit Supervisor, Environmental Health Division, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Aaron Ferguson, MPA, Program Manager Climate & Health Adaptation Program, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Margaret Round, Environmental Analyst Environmental Toxicology Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Nissa Tupper, MLA, Manager, Minnesota Climate & Health Program Minnesota Department of Health

View webinar recording here. 

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Community / Local
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed
Public Health
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Public health risks
Sociopolitical Setting
United States