Climate Change and Public Health

Climate change poses a significant threat to the health and well-being of all Californians as a result of more severe extreme heat and other weather events, a decline in air quality, more frequent wildfires and the spread of communicable and vector-borne diseases. The state is working on the implementation of a public health climate adaptation strategy to minimize health risks due to climate change.

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If you have additional questions, contact:

California Department of Public Health
Office of Health Equity/Climate and Health Team
Kathy Dervin, MPH
(510) 620-6245