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Climate and Health - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Climate and Health

Changes occurring in Minnesota’s climate are affecting our health and wellbeing and will have even greater impacts in the future. The Minnesota Climate & Health Program is focused on improving our ability to protect public health and prevent future harms from climate change.

newAn increase of extreme heat events in Minnesota is on the horizon — now is the time to prepare and protect health! We recently released a Heat Vulnerability in Minnesota Tool, which is an interactive website designed to help assess community vulnerability to extreme heat. Explore the Tool and don't forget to check out the model heat vulnerability assessment linked on the website that we created in partnership with St. Paul — Ramsey County Public Health.

Climate and Health Impacts

Climate and Health Overview
Minnesota climate changes and health impacts

Agriculture and Food Security
Climate change impacts on food production and security

Air Quality
Climate change impacts on air

Diseases Spread by Ticks and Mosquitoes
Climate change impacts on vectorborne diseases

Extreme Heat Events
Extreme Heat planning tool, a toolkit, maps, and more

Water Changes
Health effects of changes in precipitation

Wellbeing
Climate change impacts on sense of place, disasters, and loss

About Us
About the Minnesota Climate & Health Program and agency activities

Climate and Health Resources

Climate and Health Stories
Stories of MDH staff integrating climate change into their work

Planning Tools and Publications
Planning tools and data sources for professionals across sectors

Trainings and Resources
Training modules, fact sheets, and additional resources

Of Interest

Whitepaper updated January 2022: Advancing Health & Disaster Resiliency in Minnesota: Co-producing Climate & Health Information for the Emergency Management Sector (PDF)

Updated Friday, 02-Sep-2022 16:17:48 CDT