Environmental Health

Supporting health is more than treating people when they get sick.  Optimal health is determined by many factors, including where we live, go to school, work and play. Creating built environments that foster health and well-being includes working with community partners to ensure access to such things as well-stocked grocery stores, public transportation and recreation facilities.

In addition, the changing climate poses risks to people’s health including a greater number of extreme weather events. Mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate warming and doing so in ways that increases community resilience and advances health equity, by focusing resources on those communities most risk, requires investment and multisector approaches.

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