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Local Adaptation Planning
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Plans are Underway

In 2011, five local health jurisdictions were awarded funds to develop plans using the BRACE framework​ (developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

The following are summaries of each of the adaptation​ plans created by participating health departments:

Benton County
Crook County
Jackson County
Multnomah County
North Central Public Health District

What Comes Next?
  • In late 2013, participating health departments received a small level of additional assistance to implement some of the actions in their respective plans. We look forward to learning from these efforts and sharing best practices with other jurisdictions across the state.​​​​​
  • A BRACE Toolbox will soon be created as a platform to share examples, key considerations and process tips from the perspective of the local health departments who piloted the BRACE framework.
  • Our Climate & Health Team is also participating in Oregon’s Climate Adaptation Framework work group that is coordinating climate change adaptation efforts across state agencies.

Integrating Climate Change into your Public Health Work

If you work with a local public health agency and are interested in addressing climate change, we encourage you to contact our program and join our e-mail list serve.

Resources for Public Health Professionals
NACCHO toolkit

NACCHO Climate Change Toolkit​

National Association of County and City Officials

Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role

American Public Health Association (2011)

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George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication (2011)
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The Resource Innovation Group (2011)
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National Association of County and City Health Officials (2008)
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A Climate Masters Guide for the Public Health Sector (2010)
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Based on Research by the Resource Innovation Group
George Mason University & Yale University (2010)