The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, Climate Action for Health: Integrating Public Health Into Climate Action Planning, for local governments and health planners. The Guide provides an overview of climate change as an important health issue and presents ideas for integrating key public health issues into greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction strategies as they are addressed in the Climate Action Plan: Transportation, Land Use, Urban Greening, Food and Agriculture, Residential Energy Use, and Community Engagement and Vulnerable Populations.
Many strategies for reducing GHG emissions can also improve the health of a community. This educational resource was developed with the input of state and local climate partners and public health practitioners and provides examples of health-related language from communities around the state, and contains resources and references that will be helpful in local planning and implementation work.
For more information, contact: Kathy Dervin, CDPH/ Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Kathy.Dervin@cdph.ca.gov or (510) 620-6245