Online Program

BRACE: An evidence-based approach to climate change adaptation planning for public health

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

George Luber, PhD, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

The development of effective, localized policies to protect the public’s health from the negative impacts of climate change requires an evidence-based assessment of climate impacts and adaptation options.  As climate change impacts are place-specific and path-dependent, these adaptation policies must mirror the local context with regards to extant vulnerabilities, adaptive capacity, and culturally-relevant policy options.  This presentation will outline key steps that US health departments are taking in linking an evidence-based assessment, through CDC’s BRACE framework, of climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, with locally-appropriate policies that protect the public’s health

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Explain (broadly) how climate change policy is health policy and describe implications for the field of public health, including the identification of possible synergies.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an epidemiologist and the Chief of the Climate and Health Program in the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since receiving my PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Georgia, and joining CDC in 2002, I have served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer and staff epidemiologist at the National Center for Enviromental Health.
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.