Climate and Health

Climate change is happening now and faster than expected. The impacts of climate change on human health are a major concern, particularly for populations with known health disparities. Climate change impacts health in many ways, both directly and indirectly. In response to this pressing public health issue, in 2010 The San Francisco Department of Public Health created its Climate and Health Program. The goal of the program is to help San Francisco develop ways to anticipate health effects of climate change by applying climate science, predicting health impacts, and preparing flexible programs. The Climate and Health program receives funding from the CDC to participate in the Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative. The products of our Climate and Health Program are summarized below and you can also find more information about San Francisco's climate conditions, future projections and the impact climate change will have on health on our Climate and Health Profile website.

 

 Vulnerability Assessments

Vulnerable Populations

 Community Resilience,  Education & Outreach

Extreme Heat Events

 Research and Reports

Climate + Health Indicators

 Emergency Planning

emergencyplanning

 Indicators, Open Data +  Innovation

Open Data

  Featured Articles, Media and  Press

community resilience

 

Contact

For more information on the SFDPH Climate and Health program, contact Cyndy Comerford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The goal of the program is to help states and cities develop ways to anticipate health effects of climate change by applying climate science, predicting health impacts, and preparing flexible programs.