The National Indian Health Board aims to build the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes to properly assess and prepare for climate change-related health hazards.
With the completion of the 2014 International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report it is clear that preparing, mitigating, and adapting for climate change effects is more important than ever. Communities that have high vulnerability and exposure to climate hazards are at far greater risk than those with more capacity and resources to effectively deal with adverse environmental-related health effects.
Climate Ready Tribes is a part of NIHB’s nationally-focused public health program that will serve as a resource for information and collaboration in the interest of increasing knowledge of the health effects of climate change.
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