231413 Monitoring to Create Indicators of Health Impacts of Climate Change and Community Vulnerabilities

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 : 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Paul B. English, PhD , Environmental Health Investigation Branch, CA Dept of Public Health, Richmond, CA
Several efforts are underway internationally and domestically to document the impacts of climate change on human health via indicators. Environmental health indicators of climate change are being developed from environmental monitoring data, morbidity and mortality surveillance data, information on underlying vulnerability, energy usage and efficiency, and adaptation and policy indicators. Accurate indicators of the effects of climate change on health, and indicators of community vulnerabilities and preparedness are needed through surveillance to develop public health adaptation strategies. Dr. English will discuss the progress of these various initiatives, discuss efforts to validate vulnerability indices, and evaluate where we need to progress to develop new monitoring systems.

Learning Areas:
Environmental health sciences

Learning Objectives:
Name one type of environmental indicator of climate change, and one morbidity or mortality indicator of climate-health vulnerability.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have done scholarly work in this area.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.