Published Date: October 17, 2023

Summary: Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE) created the Climate and Health Outlook, an effort to inform health professionals and the public on how our health may be affected in the coming months by climate events and to provide resources for proactive action. OCCHE and the Health and Human Services Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) launched the Climate and Health Outlook Portal to accompany this Climate and Health Outlook publication series. This new tool features interactive maps with county-level heat, wildfire, and drought forecasts for the current month along with county level data on individual risk factors that may make people more vulnerable to negative health outcomes from these climate hazards. 

Policymakers, health care providers, and the public can use the tool to better understand and plan for the health impacts of climate-related hazards in their communities. OCCHE plans to update the tool with new features including additional climate-related hazard and risk factor data.

The publication cites 2021 California Health Interview Survey data on impact of climate change on mental health.

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