Communication and Trainings
Minnesota Climate and Health Profile
The Minnesota Climate and Health Profile 2015: An Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on the Health & Well-Being of Minnesotans summarizes the historic climate trends, future projections, and likely impacts of climate changes on the health of Minnesotans. The report explains the pathways between identified Minnesota climate hazards (i.e., air pollution, extreme heat, flood, drought and ecosystem threats, including vector-borne diseases and harmful algal blooms) and their corresponding health impacts.
Go to the Climate Change Overview page for more information and to download the full report.
The following training modules may be used as educational pieces for public health professionals or the public. The trainings have been fully scripted for the purpose of using them as a "train the trainer" module.
Climate Change 101 Training Module
Scientists and climate experts have reached consensus that the climate is changing and will likely bring increasingly frequent and severe heat waves and extreme weather events. The Climate Change and Public Health 101 Training Module provides an overview of the most likely climate changes in Minnesota and their potential impacts on public health.
Extreme Heat Training Module
The Extreme Heat Training Module provides an overview of extreme heat events, their public health implications, and strategies for individuals and local public health professionals to mitigate the potential health impacts of extreme heat.
Water Quality & Quantity Training Module
The Water Quality and Quantity, Climate Change and Public Health Training Module provides an overview of the importance of water in Minnesota, the public health issues related to climate change and water, and public health strategies to prevent injury and illness due to changing water conditions.
Air Quality Training Module
The Air Quality, Climate Change and Public Health Training Module provides an overview of the observed climate changes in Minnesota, the public health issues related to climate change and air quality, and public health strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change to reduce the negative health impacts.
Food Security Training Module
The Agriculture and Food Security Climate Change Training Module provides an overview of the observed climate changes in Minnesota, the potential impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security, and public health strategies to increase food security and food education.
Mental Health Training Module
The Mental Health, Climate Change and Public Health Training Module provides an overview of climate in Minnesota, how changing climate threatens our sense of place and contributes to greater senses of loss, how disasters impact behavioral health and stress, and what public health can do to protect mental health in our communities.Go to > top of page