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Climate and Health Impact Assessment
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Our Climate and Health Program is closely linked with Oregon’s Health Impact Assessment (HIA) program.

One of​ our recent projects evaluated the Metro Regional Government’s Climate Smart Communities Scenarios​ and described the health impacts of proposed carbon-reduction strategies. The assessment was presented to the Metro Council and helped to ensure that health considerations were part of the decision-making. ​

In partnership with Upstream Public Health, the HIA team also co-developed a Climate Change Policy HIA Toolkit to assist public health professionals in conducting similar HIAs on local climate change policies.

Related Resources
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Climate Change Policy HIA Toolkit

Training for health professionals developed by
Oregon Health Authority and Upstream Public Health (2011)


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American Public Health Association, Public Health Institute,
California Department of Public Health (2012)
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Produced by the World Health Organization (2010)