Protecting the Health and Well-Being of Communities in a Changing Climate: Proceedings of a Workshop


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On March 13, 2017, the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement jointly convened a 1-day public workshop, Protecting the Health and Well-being of Communities in a Changing Climate in Washington, DC. The workshop was intended to exploring the implications of climate change for population health and the potential strategies that public health, environmental health, health care, and related stakeholders can implement to help communities and regions address and mitigate health effects. The workshop also explored a range of perspectives from local government, civil society institutions, and health care organizations, and showcased practical examples of strategies to address climate effects on population health and the well-being of communities. This proceedings of a workshop was prepared in accordance with institutional guidelines as a factual summation of the sessions discussed during the workshop.