Integrate available climate and public health science into climate action plans and policies.


PH-2.1 Utilize tools and resources related to projected climate impacts on public health to assess capabilities to handle projected impacts and to develop community-specific interventions. Sources for available tools and resources include but are not limited to:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institute of Integrated Health, Heat and Information System
  • Florida Department of Health
  • World Health Organization
  • Federal Agencies (Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, health care sector


PH-2.2 Engage the local public health workforce in the development of climate-related policies to ensure they consider health.

IMPLEMENTERS health care sector, academic institutions, local governments

PH-2.3 Promote awareness of community-wide co-benefits like improved health outcomes and health cost savings associated with the implementation of cross-sector climate resilience policies and programs.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, health care sector, academic institutions