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Climate Hazards in Oregon
Climate and Health Profile Report
2014 Climate and Health Profile Report

The Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report outlines the different health risks that will 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.

For questions regarding the report contact: Brendon Haggerty,​

Climate Hazards in Oregon

The Oregon Climate and Health Program partners with the State's Preparedness, Surveillance and Epidemiology Team and the Health Security, Preparedness and Response Teams to study current climate hazards and response systems. Oregon's Public Health Hazard Vulnerability Assesment summarizes public health consequences of Oregon's likely hazards based on the input from local health jurisdictions, tribal health agencies, and emergency management partners. 

The Oregon Health Authority now collects real-time data for public health and hospitals to monitor what is happening in emergency departments across the state. OHA provides regular Hazard Reports​ that offer a window into the health consequences of climate hazards.

You can find additional information and resources for preparing for specific climate hazards below:

Image of child wearing sun protection​  ​    
Extreme heat events are projected to increase in Oregon. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet many Oregonians may not be familiar with the risks.  Learn how you can help protect your family and neighbors.
Image of wildfire Wildfires and Smoke
Wildfires occur every year in Oregon and are projected to increase in frequency and magnitude. Smoke can create dangerous conditions for people, especially those with chronic health conditions.  You can take steps to reduce health effects from wildfire smoke. 
Image of dry earth Drought
During a drought, rainfall and snowpack levels are lower than average for an extended period of time resulting in far-reaching consequences.  Learn more about potential health effects of drought.
Winter snow storm​​
Oregon is likely to experience more extreme weather events including winter storms. Learn what you can do in case of bad winter weather.

Image of flooded land Flooding
Climate hazards are often interconnected. An increase in drought and extreme weather events will likely lead to an increase in floods. Learn simple steps you can take today to keep your family safe. 
Image of road closure
Landslides may become more common as we experience more extreme storms and floods. The best way to prepare is to stay informed about changes in and around your home that could signal incresed risk.​