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What is HHS doing to help the nation deal with global climate changes?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently is responsible for on-going activities related to climate changes. These activities include:

  • Study and predict links between climate change and health
  • Track diseases and trends related to climate change
  • Investigate infectious water-, food-, and vector-borne disease outbreaks
  • Serve as a credible resource on health consequences of climate change
  • Form partnerships with private sector, civic groups, faith community, etc.
  • Heat wave and severe storm response plans
  • Prepare the public health workforce to respond

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Last Updated: 8/01/07

Last Reviewed: 04/18/2008