The ASTHO Climate Change Collaborative (CCC) is comprised of representatives from varied disciplines and plays a role in improving the ability of state and territorial health agencies (STHAs) to prepare for, mitigate and react to the effects of climate c hange. The CCC s mission is to support and build the capacity
Climate Change and Vector-Borne/ Zoonotic Diseases
Dr. George Luber (Acting Associate Director for Global Climate Change, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health) and Dr. Mike McGeehin (Director, CDC's Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health) discussed this important public health topic.
Waterborne Disease Surveillance and Climate Change
Smart Growth principles help states and municipalities retrofit their environment in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way which will help communities mitigate and adapt to potential public health problems that will arise from climate change. Additionally, implementing smart growth principles would help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, one of the primary greenhouse gases thought to be responsible for global climate change, by creating safe and accessible walkways, bike paths, and public transportation.
Filling the Gaps in Workforce Resources for Climate Change Programs Association of State and Territorial Health Officials 2231 Crystal Drive, Ste 450, Arlington, VA 202-371-9090 www.ASTHO.org While climate change will likely test the capacity of state and territorial health agencies to respond to a range of health issu