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Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology

Climate & Health

The Climate-Ready NC program is part of a national public health effort to anticipate and prepare for human health effects related to global and local climate change. Climate-Ready NC is supported by the Climate-Ready States & Cities Initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Climate and Health External link program.

The goal of the program is to bring experts and resources together to better understand potential changes in the area's climate, predict and monitor health effects, identify the areas most vulnerable to these effects, and develop programs to protect the public's health.

Some of the health impacts of climate change may include illness, injuries or deaths due to heat, air pollution, extreme weather, and water-borne pathogens.

Information about heat-related illnesses and injuries and how to prevent them is available on the N.C. DPH Chronic Disease and Injury Section page: Summer Heat Emergency Data and Prevention Tips.

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