Protecting Vulnerable Patient Populations from Climate Hazards: A Referral Guide for Health Professionals

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This resource, from the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, is intended to inform education and referrals in clinical settings for patients who are vulnerable to climate change’s health impacts, and can be used by health and human services providers to address climate-related threats to their clients’ well-being.

This guide summarizes resources that can address patients’ social determinants of health and mitigate health harms related to climate change. These resources include social services and assistance programs to which patients can be referred, as well as references for anticipatory guidance and counseling to help patients prepare for potential hazards.

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