- Describe the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects, or BRACE, framework for climate and health adaptation work.
- Identify at least 3 resources for gaining knowledge about likely impacts of climate change on health in NYS.
- Describe examples of climate and health adaptation-related activities that have been conducted in NYS.
Date: March 1st, 2022
Neil Muscatiello, MS
Director, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology,
New York State Department of Health
In this month’s Log-in2Learn, Neil Muscatiello, director of the NYSDOH Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology reviews the importance and progress of the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework for climate and health adaptation work in New York. He starts by contextualizing the human impact on climate and New York State projections, including warming trends and increased precipitations. He then explains how the BRACE model builds on evidence such as the climate impact assessments from ClimAID, which summarize observed and projected impacts across 8 sectors, and the county heat and health profile reports, which correlate temperature increases to poor health outcomes. He then traces the climate change adaptations steps, and goes over some example adaptations, such as the benefit analysis of heating and cooling assistance on hospitalizations, the Climate Smart Community certification. He ends by sharing information about regional climate and health adaptation workshops, additional resources, and answering attendees’ questions.
Participants will learn to:
- Describe the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects, or BRACE, framework for climate and health adaptation work