Working with Climate Projections to Estimate Disease Burden: Perspectives from Public Health
AbstractThere 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. View Full-Text
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Conlon, K.C.; Kintziger, K.W.; Jagger, M.; Stefanova, L.; Uejio, C.K.; Konrad, C. Working with Climate Projections to Estimate Disease Burden: Perspectives from Public Health. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 804.
Conlon KC, Kintziger KW, Jagger M, Stefanova L, Uejio CK, Konrad C. Working with Climate Projections to Estimate Disease Burden: Perspectives from Public Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(8):804.Chicago/Turabian Style
Conlon, Kathryn C.; Kintziger, Kristina W.; Jagger, Meredith; Stefanova, Lydia; Uejio, Christopher K.; Konrad, Charles. 2016. "Working with Climate Projections to Estimate Disease Burden: Perspectives from Public Health." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 8: 804.