Climate Change and Health Effects in the Bristol Bay Region of Alaska

Mike Brubaker, Sue Flensburg, Jennifer Skarada
Created: 2/13/2017 -

Abstract

In 2012 the Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA) in partnership with Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation (BBAHC) and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) began evaluating the connecting between climate change impacts and health. The purpose, to encourage wellness and to adapt to changes in the Bristol Bay region.

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Keywords

Sector Addressed
Culture/communities
Public Health
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Create stakeholder engagement processes to develop and implement adaptation strategies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Culture / communities
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Habitat/Biome Type
Coastal
Region
Alaska