Oregon Health Authority - Climate Change: Resilience Planning Toolkit

Created: 3/29/2021 - Updated: 3/29/2021

Overview

This toolkit provides local health jurisdictions guidance on how to integrate climate change work into local public health practice.

Description

Health departments of all capacities can incorporate climate change considerations into existing planning and programming. For those with higher capacity, this toolkit can serve as a resource for developing a Climate and Health Resilience Plan (also called an "adaptation plan" or a "climate change preparedness plan.") 

This toolkit is adapted from CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework and modified based on the experience of five local health jurisdictions in Oregon. This toolkit builds on their lessons learned (pdf) through planning for climate change at the local level. 

Audience

Health Departments, Local Health Jurisdictions

Oregon Public Health Division, Climate and Health Program

Organization(s)

The Oregon Health Authority is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. View OHA's top-level organization, including divisions and major programs. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board working towards comprehensive health reform in our state.

Keywords

Sector Addressed
Public Health
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Public health risks
Type of Tool
Adaptation Planning / Decision Support
Adaptation Planning Frameworks / Toolkits
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Coordinate planning and management
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Create stakeholder engagement processes to develop and implement adaptation strategies
Create/enhance resources and tools
Tool Cost
Free

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