The climate resilience for frontline clinics toolkit

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More intense hurricanes, historic floods, unprecedented wildfires, increasing heatwaves, and other extreme weather events from climate change threaten health workers' ability to provide care and keep their patients healthy.

The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE) and Americares have collaborated to help protect people on the frontlines of the climate crisis with the Climate Resilience for Frontline Clinics project. The three-year effort began with a groundbreaking survey of over 450 clinic staff from 47 U.S. states and territories to identify knowledge gaps and real-world challenges of caring for patients during and after climate shocks. The knowledge gained from that survey helped create the Climate Resilience for Frontline Clinics Toolkit, which provides useful resources for health care providers, patients and administrators at free clinics and community health centers to meet the challenges for health care from climate change.

The toolkit offers access to various resources categorized under Heat, Wildfires, Hurricanes, Floods, or General Guidance. Users can select specific documents (information or checklists) for download.