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These resources offer local case studies, example policy, data tools, and other guides to mitigate climate-related public health risks.

PH-01 Communicate public health risks

Report: Climate Change, Health, and Equity: A Guide for Local Health Departments; APHA & Public Health Institute; 2018

RCAP Implementation Guidance: RCAP Health Impact Assessment; Florida Institute for Health Innovation; 2014

Local Study: Health and Sea Level Rise: Impacts on South Florida - April 2016; Florida Institute for Health Innovation; 2016

PH-02 Update Department of Health plans

Organization: Florida Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE); Florida State University; ongoing

PH-03 Tailor health resources to communities

National Resource Guide: Climate Effects on Health; CDC; 2019

National Resource Guide: Health Impacts: Climate and Human Health; NIH; 2018

Brief: EPA Resources on Climate Change and Human Health; EPA; ongoing

PH-04 Reduce extreme heat exposure

Report: Adapting to Urban Heat: A Tool Kit for Local Governments; The Georgetown Climate Center; 2012

Law & Policy: Heat Island Effect; Non-roof; City of Miami; 2014

National Resource Guide: Heat Island Community Actions Database; EPA; ongoing

Brief: Approaches to Low-Income Energy Assistance Funding in Selected States; US HHS; 2014

Local Study: Unworkable: Dangerous Heat Puts Florida Workers At Risk; Public Citizen & Farmworker Association of Florida; 2018

National Resource Guide: Urban Forestry; Vibrant Cities Lab; 2018

Brief: Keeping Your Cool: How Communities Can Reduce the Heat Island Effect; EPA; 2014

PH-05 Support data collection

Report: Climate and Health Intervention Assessment: Evidence on Public Health Interventions to Prevent the Negative Health Effects of Climate Change; CDC; 2017

PH-06 Increase health data monitoring

Report: Climate Change and Public Health Surveillance: Toward a Comprehensive Strategy; NIH; 2017

Local Study: Health and Sea Level Rise: Impacts on South Florida - April 2016; Florida Institute for Health Innovation; 2016

Local Study: RCAP Health Impact Assessment; Florida Institute for Health Innovation; 2014

PH-07 Assess climate impacts on chronic conditions

National Resource Guide: Health and climate change toolkit for project managers; World Health Organization; ongoing

Report: Global Change: Climate and Health Assessment; U.S. Global Change Research Program; 2016