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Occasional Paper, Report · February 2008

Climate Change and California’s Local Public Health Agencies

Louise Bedsworth

This paper presents the results from a survey of local public health officials conducted between August and October 2007. The survey found that although most public health agencies have a number of programs in place to help mitigate the health risks associated with a changing climate, local health officials generally feel ill-prepared, both in terms of information and resources, to respond to the public health threat posed by climate change.