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CDPH Climate Change and Health Equity

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Climate Change & Health Equity (CCHE) Branch​

The CDPH Climate Change and Health Equity (CCHE) Branch embeds health and equity in California climate change policy and planning, and embeds climate change and equity in public health policy and planning. ​CCHE works with local, state, and national partners to assure that climate change mitigation and adaptation activities have beneficial effects on health while not worsening existing unfair and preventable differences in health status of some groups (health inequities). CCHE implements California’s climate change laws and executive orders, contributing health equity considerations.

Addressing climate change represents a significant opportunity to improve public health and advance health and racial equity. Many actions that limit climate change also improve the health of families and communities and reduce health and racial inequities.

​Spotlight: Explore the Climate Change and Health Vulnerability Indicators for California

Use the Climate Change and Health Vulnerability Indicators visualization tool (CCHVIz) to better understand the people and places in California more susceptible to adverse health impacts associated with climate change. 

CDPH Climate Change and Health Vulnerability Indicators for CA


Protecting Human Health in the Face of Climate Change

Learn more below about how climate change harms human health and explore resources to better promote and protect the health of California communities in a changing climate.

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How Does Climate Change Impact Human Health?

Learn how climate change harms health and worsens inequities.
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Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJs) Technical Assistance 

Learn about climate and health equity technical assistance available to LHJs.
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How CDPH Is Taking Action

Learn how CDPH's Climate Change & Health Equity Branch is addressing the climate crisis.
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Reducing GHG Emissions & Promoting Health Equity

Learn how climate actions to reach carbon neutrality also promote health and racial equity.
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Tribes Technical Assistance

Learn about climate and health equity technical assistance available to Tribes.
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Resources & Tools

Resources and tools for protecting and promoting public health and equity in the face of climate change.​
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​Other CDPH Programs Addressing Climate and Health

In addition to the CDPH Climate Change and Health Equity Branch, there are other CDPH programs working to address climate change and health. Learn more about other CDPH climate and health-related programs here >>

Contact Us:

Climate Change & Health Equity (CCHE) Branch
Office of Health Equity  |  California Department of Public Health
climatechange@cdph.ca.gov​
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