Learn about Climate Change and Health Equity

Protecting and supporting those most vulnerable to climate change

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Overview

People are more likely to experience negative health consequences due to climate change when they are disproportionately exposed to climate hazards, experience health inequities, and may have limited resources to prepare and respond to climate impacts (e.g., evacuate during extreme weather or remove mold damage from a living space). A history of systemic injustices means that climate change hazards disproportionately affect neighborhoods where people of color, people with limited understanding of English, and people with low incomes live, which further results in disproportionate negative health consequences for these communities.

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