Health Impacts of Climate Change Resources


  • NACCHO Climate Change Toolkit Designed to provide tools and resources to help local public health practitioners plan for and address the health effects of climate change in their jurisdictions. This toolkit contains tools and examples to help local health departments with climate change strategic planning, conducting vulnerability assessments, communicating about climate change, adapting to the effects of climate change, and more.
  • Adapting to Urban Heat: A Tool Kit for Local Governments - Designed by the Georgetown Climate Center to help local governments reduce the effects of increased heat on their communities and citizens.  It provides an analytic tool for policy makers to consider a combination of four built-environment changes (cool roofs, green roofs, cool pavements, and urban forestry), providing clear criteria for selecting among these approaches. It also examines the roles government can play in pursuing these changes: shaping government’s own operations, mandating or providing incentives for private choices, and engaging in public education.
  • Energy Efficiency and Health - 1-page fact sheet from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and Physicians for Social Responsibility


  • Iowa Climate Statement 2014 - released on 10.10.14, “The Iowa Climate Statement 2014: Impacts on  the Health of Iowans,” was signed by 180 science faculty and research staff from 38 Iowa colleges and universities.  The statement is the 4th Annual Iowa Climate Statement issued by Iowa scientists and researchers.
    • Click here to download the 2014 Iowa Climate Statement (with references). 

    • Click here to access the statement signed by 180 science faculty and researchers from across 38 Iowa academic institutions.
  • Iowa Climate Statement 2014: Impacts on the Health of Iowans (10.23.14 webinar)

  • The Clean Power Plan: Combating Climate Change + Protecting Our Health (11.20.14 webinar)

    IPHA and the Iowa Environmental Health Association (IEHA) hosted a webinar about this important topic in conjunction with the Iowa Environmental Council and the Environmental Law and Policy Center. 

    Featuring Kim Knowlton, Dr.P.H. (chair of the Global Climate Change and Health Topic Committee of the American Public Health Association’s Environment Section, co-convening lead author for the human health chapter of the 2013 National Climate Assessment, senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and an assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health), the webinar detailed: 

    • the EPA’s Clean Power Plan proposal to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, 
    • the health benefits of the proposed plan, and 
    • ways to get involved with the proposal. 

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