Community-Based adaptation to the health impacts of climate change.
Ebi, Kristie L., & Semenza, J. C. (2008). Community-Based adaptation to the health impacts of climate change. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35(5), 501-507. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2008.08.018
AbstractThe effects of and responses to the health impacts of climate change will affect individuals,
communities, and societies. Effectively preparing for and responding to current and
projected climate change requires ongoing assessment and action, not a one-time
assessment of risks and interventions. To promote resilience to climate change and other
community stressors, a stepwise course of action is proposed for community-based
adaptation that engages stakeholders in a proactive problem solving process to enhance
social capital across local and national levels. In addition to grassroots actions undertaken
at the community level, reducing vulnerability to current and projected climate change will
require top-down interventions implemented by public health organizations and agencies.