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Oregon's Climate and Health Profile
Climate and Health Profile Report
2014 Profile Report

The Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report outlines the different health risks that may increase as our climate changes and describes the populations who are most vulnerable to these risks.

Infographic showing the effects of climate change

​As part of the report, we developed an infographic (pdf)​ to help explain the health effects of climate change.

We invite you to share these resources with your partners and colleagues.

Oregon's Climate & Health Program is funded through the Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. As part of this initiative, each state is developing profile reports that will help to facilitate an evidence-based approach to climate change adaptation in public health.​​​​​

For questions regarding the report contact: Brendon Haggerty, brendon.haggerty@state.or.us.​


What's Next
Vulnerability Assessments

When it comes to protecting our health, we know that risks vary from place to place, and person to person. Some communities are more vulnerable to climate risks than others and potential impacts to our health depend on a number of factors, including where we live and our current health condition. The program will build on the profile report by conducting a statewide vulnerability assessment.

Climate and Health Adaptation Planning

We are now beginning to work with partners and stakeholders to develop a statewide Climate and Health Adaptation Plan. The Adaptation Plan will address priorities identified in the Oregon Climate and Health Profile and incorporate findings from the forthcoming vulnerability assessment. This plan will provide a set of recommendations for policies and practices that build our collective resilience and adaptive capacity. To learn more about current climate adaptation planning in Oregon, take a look at local efforts underway and our selected resources on climate adaptation.​​​