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:
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.
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