Journal Articles

This Year in Copenhagen-Maibach Editorial

… The wellbeing of humanity over the next millennium may will rest on our nearterm ability to produce clear assessments of the risks and equally clear explanations of our options for managing those risks, to heighten public engagement in the issue and strengthen public commitment to dealing effectively with the threat, and to advance effective…
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Adapting to the Changing Climate: An Assessment of Local Health Department Preparations For Climate Change-Related Health Threats, 2008-2012

Climate change poses a major public health threat. A survey of U.S. local health department directors in 2008 found widespread recognition of the threat, but limited adaptive capacity, due to perceived lack of expertise and other resources. We assessed changes between 2008 and 2012 in local public health departments' preparedness for the public health threats of…
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Climate Change and Local Public Health in the United States: Preparedness, Programs and Perceptions of Local Public Health Department Directors

The understanding that global climate change represents a profound threat to the health and well-being of human and nonhuman species worldwide is growing. This article examines the potential of communication and marketing interventions to influence population behavior in ways consistent with climate change prevention and adaptation objectives. Specifically, using a framework based on an ecologic…
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