Participation and Engagement of Public Health Stakeholders in Climate and Health Adaptation

I have a new co-authored journal paper out on engaging public health stakeholders for climate adaption! Using a case study of Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) Coalition on Climate Change and Public Health workgroup and the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) program, we explored the role of scientist-public health stakeholder collaborations. We discuss the important role public health organizations can play in convening bodies for broader adaptation efforts, the benefits of analyzing and addressing gaps in stakeholder networks, and the need for sustained funding for more robust climate adaptation efforts.

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Austhof, Erika, Vjollca Berisha, Ben McMahan, Gigi Owen, Ladd Keith, Matthew Roach, and Heidi E. Brown. 2020. Engaging public health stakeholders in climate and health adaptation. Atmosphere, 11(3), 265.

America Adapts: End-of-the-Year Holiday Special

Recording the America Adapts holiday special episode.

I joined Doug Parsons, the America Adapts host and Shaun Martin, Senior Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience at WWF, for the third annual holiday special episode! We discussed our top climate stories, favorite America Adapts episode, and the state of climate adaptation in 2018.

Listen to the episode on the America Adapts website, Spotify, or iTunes.