Online Program

A Brief Introduction to Climate-Related Disease Burden Projection

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Paul Schramm, MS, MPH, Climate and Health Program, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA

This presentation will provide a brief introduction to the process of projecting future climate-related disease burden and how it fits within the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework. Aspects of this process include developing a causal pathway linking exposures/environmental hazards to health outcome(s), establishing the baseline disease burden of the health outcome in the population of concern, and assessing the exposure-outcome association. CDC guidance documents on this topic will be discussed, and examples from the Climate Ready States and Cities Initiative will be introduced.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe methods for projecting climate-related disease burden.

Keyword(s): Climate and Health, Environmental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a health scientist in CDC's Climate and Health Program. Among my principle activities is support of the BRACE framework, including participation in development and improvement of the framework. I coordinate technical assistance from CDC to state health departments in their implementation of BRACE.
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.