Environment

San Francisco Provides Framework for Human Health and Climate Impacts

The Department of Public Health of San Francisco has provided a framework that describes how climate change impacts the health of people and what are the possible solutions.  The Climate and Health Adaptation Framework is an attempt to start the conversation with communities about preparing for the public health threat posed by these conditions.

Local impacts of climate change in San Francisco include higher temperatures, poorer air quality, sea level rise, etc. The Department of Public Health has made strategies to address health issues resulting from climate change.

According to San Francisco Health Director Barbara Garcia, “We want our communities to know that many of the actions needed to slow climate change can improve our health, reduce chronic diseases and improve our health care system right here at home.”

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