Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE)

CDC BRACE Framework

Research Team for Southern Arizona Portion | PI: Heidi Brown; Co-I: Ladd Keith; Research Support: Erika Austof and Sam Chambers; Graduate Students: Hunter Lohse and Veronique Arguello

Funding | U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Description | This $2 million 5-year grant was awarded to the Arizona Department of Health Services, with subawards to both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University.

The Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework is a five-step process that allows health officials to develop strategies and programs to help communities prepare for the health effects of climate change. Part of this effort involves incorporating complex atmospheric data and both short and long range climate projections into public health planning and response activities. Combining atmospheric data and projections with epidemiologic analysis allows health officials to more effectively anticipate, prepare for, and respond to a range of climate sensitive health impacts.

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