This toolkit provides local health jurisdictions guidance on how to integrate climate change work into local public health practice.
Using the toolkit
Health departments of all capacities can incorporate climate change considerations into existing planning and programming. For those with higher capacity, this toolkit can serve as a resource for developing a Climate and Health Resilience Plan (also called an "adaptation plan" or a "climate change preparedness plan.")
This toolkit is adapted from CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework and modified based on the experience of five local health jurisdictions in Oregon. This toolkit builds on their lessons learned through planning for climate change at the local level. We invite you to explore and identify the tools that are most useful and relevant to you and your community.
Help us improve
We want to hear from you. Please let us know if you are using the tools. What’s missing? What’s working? We value your feedback and hope to continue to build a better toolkit together. Please contact the Climate and Health Program to share your feedback.