Role of Health in All Policies in supporting local emergency preparedness and climate adaptation planning: A Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach
Methods: Using mixed methods, we present lessons learned from a climate adaptation planning project in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Results: Exeter faces health impacts such as increased flooding and water quality degradation. CBPR was utilized within the climate adaptation planning process through: (1) A structured community engagement process to ensure that the plan reflects Exeter's values and priorities; and (2) Utilization of participatory action research methods, including modeling and photo elicitation, to capture the insights of emergency preparedness personnel and other stakeholders.
Conclusions: We summarize lessons learned about developing successful forums for stakeholder interaction, and making climate change locally relevant through integrative methods that reflect the community’s experiences, cultural memory, values, and upcoming decisions.
Learning Areas:Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Describe the five steps in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 'Building Resilience Against Climate Effects' (BRACE) framework Define Health in All Policies (HiAP) within the context of emergency preparedness and local climate change adaptation planning processes Define adaptive governance and its alignment with HiAP Discuss how Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) can be used to promote HiAP, adaptive governance, and emergency preparedness in the context of local climate change adaptation planning processes Identify participatory action research methods that can be used to capture the insights of emergency preparedness personnel and other stakeholders involved in local climate adaptation planning efforts Discuss how emergency preparedness and chronic disease prevention strategies can complement one another to provide co-benefits
Keyword(s): Climate and Health, Community-Based Research (CBPR)
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Co-Investigator on this study entitled âCollaborative Planning for Health and Climate Change Adaptation: A Case Study in Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.â As the Collaboration and Evaluation Lead for this project, I designed a two-year community-based participatory research process that incorporates participatory action research methods. I am trained in Health Impact Assessment and Health in All Policies; the community engagement process used in this project aligns well with these approaches.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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