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Climate Change and Health

Resources for understanding the intersection between climate change and human health

Data and Fact Sheets

"Climate change, together with other natural and human-made health stressors, influences human health and disease in numerous ways. Some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Not everyone is equally at risk. Important considerations include age, economic resources, and location.

In the U.S., public health can be affected by disruptions of physical, biological, and ecological systems, including disturbances originating here and elsewhere. The health effects of these disruptions include increased respiratory and cardiovascular disease, injuries and premature deaths related to extreme weather events, changes in the prevalence and geographical distribution of food- and water-borne illnesses and other infectious diseases, and threats to mental health." (CDC Climate Effects on Health)

CDC Impact of Climate Change on Human Health

Organizations, Agencies, and Programs

Searching for Evidence

Here are some tips for finding research-based evidence in the library's databases.

Recommended Databases

Possible Search Strings

From Metzendorf, M., Monsef, I., Jones, K., Wieland, L. S., Janka, H., Escobar Liquitay, C., & Thomson, D. (2024, June 8). Development and validation of PubMed and Ovid Medline search filters for exposure pathways linking climate change with human health [Preprint]. medRxiv.

Campbell, SM. A Filter to Retrieve Studies related to Eco-anxiety and Climate-grief from the EBSCO CINAHL Database. Geoffrey & Robyn Sperber Health Sciences Library, University of Alberta. Rev. October 24, 2023.

Campbell, SM. Filter to Retrieve Articles Related to Climate Change in CINAHL. Geoffrey & Robyn Sperber Health Sciences Library, University of Alberta. Rev. July 5. 2022.

Health Effects

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Low-Income Populations

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Sustainable Healthcare

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Community Health Collection

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