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Working with Climate Projections to Estimate Disease Burden

Title: Working with Climate Projections to Estimate Disease Burden: Perspectives from Public Health.
Name(s): Conlon, Kathryn C., author
Kintziger, Kristina W., author
Jagger, Meredith, author
Stefanova, Lydia, author
Uejio, Christopher K., author
Konrad, Charles, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-08
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: There is interest among agencies and public health practitioners in the United States (USA) to estimate the future burden of climate-related health outcomes. Calculating disease burden projections can be especially daunting, given the complexities of climate modeling and the multiple pathways by which climate influences public health. Interdisciplinary coordination between public health practitioners and climate scientists is necessary for scientifically derived estimates. We describe a unique partnership of state and regional climate scientists and public health practitioners assembled by the Florida Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) program. We provide a background on climate modeling and projections that has been developed specifically for public health practitioners, describe methodologies for combining climate and health data to project disease burden, and demonstrate three examples of this process used in Florida.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000382462900059 (IID), 10.3390/ijerph13080804 (DOI)
Keywords: adaptation, attributable fraction, case-crossover, climate modeling, el-nino, enso, events, heat-related mortality, impacts, oscillation, project disease burden, public health, temperature, united-states, variability
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Issue: iss. 8, vol. 13

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Conlon, K. C., Kintziger, K. W., Jagger, M., Stefanova, L., Uejio, C. K., & Konrad, C. (2016). Working with Climate Projections to Estimate Disease Burden: Perspectives from Public Health. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health. Retrieved from