"Global warming is not just another environmental issue."
“We will see public health effects from a warming climate—exposure to more frequent heat waves, an increase in asthma, changes in disease patterns, potential water contamination from heavy rainfall events, and other important health issues.”
Oregon’s Public Health Division is working to understand the potential health impacts of climate change and to prepare our communities to protect the health of Oregonians.
Oregon Climate & Health Webinar
On November 18, 2013, the Climate & Health Program hosted a brownbag event to discuss the recently released NW Climate Assessment Report and associated health implications. The event featured presentations from Kathie Dello, Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and Dr. Jeff Bethel from Oregon State University.
Local public health jurisdictions adaptation plan summaries now available!
As part of a two-year collaboration, five local jurisdictions worked with the Oregon Health Authority to develop climate change adaptation plans to protect the health of their communities.