Climate Change and Public Health in Oregon

Oregon Health Authority
Created: 6/16/2019 -


The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division prepared this paper in response to inquiries from the Oregon Governor’s Carbon Policy Office regarding health risks of climate hazards and co-pollutants of greenhouse gas emissions. This paper seeks to answer the five questions below with the best information currently available.


  • Which populations in Oregon are most vulnerable to adverse health effects of climate change?
  • Which populations in Oregon have historically experienced disproportionate adverse health effects of carbon co-pollutants (e.g., particulates)?
  • What are the effective public health interventions for building resilience within communities most impacted by climate change?
  • What climate adaptation and mitigation strategies yield the most health co-benefits? 
  • What Oregon-specific studies inform questions related to climate and health?


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State / Provincial
Sector Addressed
Public Health
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Governance and Policy
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Public health risks
North America
United States