February 2017

This month, the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance Advisory Committee—of which I am a member—released a Climate and Health Profile Report as a draft. It outlines how climate change is expected to impact the health of New Jersey residents and recommends actions in order to minimize those effects.

Contributors to the draft include the New Jersey Society for Public Health Education, New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials, New Jersey Association of Public Health Nurse Administrators, New Jersey Public Health Association, New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association, and New Jersey Environmental Health Association. All are invited to submit comments on the draft by March 17th 2017.

New Jersey’s “Climate and Health Profile Report” is the beginning of a much needed public health conversation about the impacts of climate change. Take a look at the report and join in the conversation.