Climate and Health Profile
In Step 1 of BRACE, the Climate Profiles and Vulnerability Assessment includes the following:
Conceptual pathways identify risk factors, populations at risk, vulnerable infrastructure, systems, and physical features, and near- and longer -term health impacts for each climate impacts. The table also identifies the Executive Office of Health and Human Service (EOHHS) and Emergency Preparedness Regional Coalition (EPRC) regions potentially impacted by these climate effects and communities within each of these regions.
A key feature of Step 1 of the Building Resilience Against Climate Change Effects (BRACE) framework is to provide information to local officials about the populations that are most vulnerable to changing climate effects. Local officials can then use this information to identify the number of vulnerable residents in the community or census tract to better prepare for and respond to climate-related impacts such as extreme heat or weather events. MDPH/BEH worked with MassGIS to develop an interactive mapping system. Further information on the current list of vulnerability indicators and access to the mapping system can be found here.
- Climate profiles for:
A downloadable pdf summary of the climate and health profiles can be found here: