Identifying Gaps Stakeholder Needs Regarding the Climate-Health Connection

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As part of the Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative in 2009, the CDC engaged 16 states and two large cities to implement a five-step program Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE). The CDC is now supporting the monitoring and evaluation of the efforts developed under BRACE: Climate and Health Adaptation Monitoring Program (CHAMP). To support these monitoring and evaluation efforts, this project seeks to quantify the scope of BRACE initiatives through a national survey, which will be distributed in Summer 2020. ADHS has helped design this survey. Results will be reported to ADHS and the CDC. CLIMAS investigators are also working to map the Arizona network of climate/health advocates and to identify knowledge gaps about climate and health connections. This information is informing adaptation and mitigation plans for the state of Arizona as well as Pinal and Maricopa County’s Implementation and Monitoring Strategies.