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Preparing Communities for a Changing Climate is a Course

Preparing Communities for a Changing Climate

Started Feb 9, 2017

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Full course description

This training was originally offered as a workshop at Michigan's Premier Public Health Conference on October 12, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

This session explores the latest findings from the Michigan Climate and Health Adaptation Program (MICHAP) including the results of the vulnerability assessment and burden of disease projection processes. The presenters further describe how MICHAP is leveraging those results to build public health capacity by working with local health departments and community planners to incorporate climate related health considerations into their planning initiatives and in developing interventions to increase community resiliency.


Public health professionals, students, and researchers in various settings with an interest in the relationship between climate and health and resources for adaptation.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe ways to identify vulnerabilities in the community and strategies to respond
  • Identify the benefits to communities and stakeholders of climate change adaptation
  • Evaluate ways local health officials can collaborate with community planners to incorporate adaptive responses to improve public health service delivery
Continuing Education Credit

This course is not offered for credit or certificate of completion.


The Michigan PHTC at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Center and Public Health Learning Network, is pleased to provide the recording of this session. The Premier Conference is co-sponsored by the Michigan Association for Local Public Health, Grand Valley State University, Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education, Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Health and Human Services, and Environmental Quality, the Michigan Public Health Association, Michigan Public Health Institute, and Michigan State University.

This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative and ~90% with non-governmental funds. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.