Show Summary Details
Page of

Public Health Policies and Actions 

Public Health Policies and Actions
Chapter:
Public Health Policies and Actions
Author(s):

Howard Frumkin

, Jeremy Hess

, and George Luber

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190202453.003.0012
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 07 April 2020

This chapter describes how basic principles and practices of public health can be applied to addressing climate change. It views mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions or otherwise slowing climate change) as a form of primary prevention, and adaptation to climate change as a form of secondary prevention. The chapter describes how major public health activities (assessment, policy development, and assurance) can be applied to address climate change. This chapter also contains textboxes on greening of the health sector and on health impact assessment—a process for determining potential health effects of proposed policies and projects. There are also textboxes on vulnerability and adaptation assessment, readiness of public health for climate change, the BRACE framework, and public health indicators for measuring climate action success.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.