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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office, author.

Title Climate change, HHS could take further steps to enhance understanding of public health risks : report to congressional requesters.

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-16-122    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iii, 79 pages) : color illustrations, maps
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Note "October 2015."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The World Health Organization projects climate change will adversely affect health significantly over the next several decades. Some health effects of climate change are already being felt in the United States, according to assessments by the National Research Council, USGCRP, and others. Since the federal government is the nation's largest purchaser of health care services, federal health care expenditures could increase in future years due to climate-related impacts. GAO was asked to review federal efforts to increase public health system preparedness for climate change. This report addresses (1) federal activities to enhance understanding about the risks climate change poses to public health, (2) federal resources used by selected states and localities to address these risks, and (3) challenges states and localities face and actions federal agencies could take to mitigate them. GAO recommends that HHS direct CDC to develop a plan describing when it will be able to issue climate change communications guidance to state and local health departments.
Note Online resource, PDF version; title from cover (GAO web site, viewed Mar. 6, 2017).
Subject Centers for Disease Control (U.S.) -- Planning.
Centers for Disease Control (U.S.) (OCoLC)fst00563060
Communication in science -- United States.
Public health -- United States -- Planning.
Climatic changes -- Health aspects.
Climatic changes -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst00864247
Communication in science. (OCoLC)fst00870268
Health planning. (OCoLC)fst00953159
Planning. (OCoLC)fst01065224
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Online resources.
Electronic books.
Electronic government information.
Added Title HHS could take further steps to enhance understanding of public health risks
Climate change, Health and Human Services could take further steps to enhance understanding of public health risks
Running Title GAO-16-122 climate change and public health
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-16-122

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