Climate and Health Outlook Portal

Posted on: 4/24/2024 - Updated on: 4/24/2024

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View each month's climate-related hazards forecasted in your community including heat, wildfire, and drought, using the interactive maps of the Climate and Health Outlook Portal.

The health and well-being of people living in the U.S. is threatened by climate change. Much of the country is experiencing more frequent and severe climate-related disasters and extreme weather events, exacerbating existing health threats and creating new public health challenges. These impacts are felt most acutely in communities that already face inequitable exposure to environmental and health burdens. Additionally, climate change is exacerbating disparities in social and environmental drivers of health, worsening health inequities. While climate change will increasingly threaten our health, actions taken today, like preparing for potential climate-related hazards, can help protect our communities – especially those most at risk.

The Office of Climate Change and Health Equity's Climate and Health Outlook, published monthly, is the first seasonal climate forecast for health in the U.S. The Outlook consists of a PDF summary, which includes climate-related hazard forecasts and associated health impacts, and a webpage with additional hazard-specific information and resources for proactive action.

The accompanying Climate and Health Outlook Portal features interactive maps with county-level heat, wildfire, and drought forecasts for the current month along with county-level data on individual risk factors that may make people more vulnerable to negative health outcomes from these climate hazards. This tool can be used by emergency response and health care professionals to plan and prepare for the potential impacts of these climate hazards, as well as by members of the public who are interested in learning more about the climate-related risks they may face in their county.

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Climate and Health Outlook Reports

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Office of Climate Change & Health Equity (OCCHE)

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It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

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