External Resources

Below are links to websites with additional information on climate change and health. The following alphabetically listed links provide a description from the websites. These websites are not maintained by MDH.

  • A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change
    Environmental Health Perspectives and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. A report outlining the research needs on the human health effects of climate change.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Climate Change and Public Health
    A brief overview of the likely health effects of increased temperatures and extreme weather events is provided here. Links to additional information about these and other potential health effects − such as air quality, vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, water- and food-borne diseases and mental health are also provided.

  • Climate Central
    An independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public.
  • U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
    The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events. The site is designed to serve interested citizens, communities, businesses, resource managers, planners, and policy leaders.

  • World Health Organization (WHO) Training Course for public health professionals on protecting our health from climate change
    WHO has developed this training course to improve the knowledge of health professionals on the associations and implications of climate change on human health and to enhance stronger and more efficient participation of the health sector in addressing climate change challenges. The Training Course consists of 19 sessions in the format of PowerPoint slides and text notes.

  • Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
    This program conducts research and provides publications and visualizations to help governments, media, companies, and advocates communicate about climate change more effectively. It also features an online climate news service and a daily national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.

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