In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Brendon Haggerty, Multnomah County Health Department, reviews Oregon’s state and local efforts to address the health impacts of climate change in the Northwest.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key health concerns related to climate change in the Northwest.
  • Navigate resources for addressing climate change-related health concerns.
  • Describe how some governmental public health agencies in the Northwest are aligning their work to address climate change.

Intended Audience

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners; Environmental justice organizations; Local natural resource and hazard mitigation planners


Brendon Haggerty, MURP, Senior Program Specialist, Multnomah County Health Department


Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH, Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine and Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington

Discussion Questions

These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.

  1. How has the context for climate and health work changed in the past several years?
  2. What added value does public health bring to climate resilience planning?


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Air Date: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Emergency Preparedness & Disasters
Environmental Health
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Communication Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills