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Health Problems Heat Up: Climate Change and the Public's Health

Jeffrey Levi, Serena Vinter, Daniella Gratale, Chrissie Juliano, and Laura M. Segal
Created: 10/29/2009 - Updated: 3/14/2019


In this issue brief, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) examines the human health effects of climate change and the role public health authorities must play in preventing and preparing for further climate-related damage. We also explore the needs of state and local health departments as they set out to conduct climate change needs assessments and develop strategic plans to prevent and prepare for climate change. Finally, TFAH recommends increased  action from federal, state, and local government to protect the nation from the harmful effects of climate change.

Published On

Friday, October 30, 2009


National / Federal
Sector Addressed: 
Public Health
Transportation / Infrastructure
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Public health risks
Public safety threats