Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Policy Type:Information and Education
Policy Target:Resilience / Adaptation, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy

CDC’s Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative is helping 16 states and 2 cities develop ways to anticipate the health effects of climate change impacts by applying climate science, predicting health impacts, and preparing flexible programs. CDC will help states and cities partner with local and national climate scientists to understand the potential climate changes in their areas. CDC will assist states and cities in developing and using models to predict health impacts, to monitor health effects, and to identify the area’s most vulnerable to these effects.

CDC’s Building Resilience against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework provides guidance to states and cities to develop strategies and programs to confront the health implications of climate change. In approaching the health implications of climate change it is of paramount importance to find ways to understand and incorporate complex atmospheric data and both short and long range climate projections into public health planning and response activities. Coupling atmospheric data and projections with epidemiologic analysis enables a jurisdiction to more effectively anticipate, prepare for and respond to a range of climate sensitive health impacts.

Last modified: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:39:49 CET