Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Communicating the connection between climate change and heat health

Explore how public health and environmental professionals can effectively communicate and leverage the connections among climate change, the heat island effect, and public health to raise awareness among the public and to promote progress on these issues. Learn about:

  • EPA’s new framework for local governments on communication and outreach related to climate, energy, and sustainability projects
  • George Mason University’s research about the public’s understanding of the connection between climate change and personal health, as well as recommendations for effective messaging
  • The American Public Health Association’s strategies, tools, and resources for effective communication
  • Minnesota’s experience communicating these connections through their Climate and Health program