Mapping the Health Effects of Sea-level Rise
The Florida Institute for Health Innovation, in conjunction with the South Florida Regional Planning Council and Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies, mapped zones most prone to environmental sea level rise impacts, described associated public health risks and identified the region’s socially, economically and medically vulnerable communities most susceptible to sea level rise health effects.
For the study, FIHI developed an innovative public health framework that links socio-economic vulnerability and health risks to climate change effects.
A result of two years of cross-sector research and outreach, the FIHI final report entitled Health and Sea-level rise: Impacts on South Florida includes a detailed discussion of the study’s multiple methodologies as well as a toolkit that can be used to inform adaptation, mitigation and infrastructure planning.
Health and Sea-level Rise Executive Summary
Health and Sea-level Rise Full Report 2016
Health and Sea-level Rise: Impacts on South Florida Appendix
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In addition to the full report, an overview of the study was published in the open access journal Sustainability: Assessing Potential Impacts of Sea-level Rise on Public Health and Vulnerable Populations in Southeast Florida and Providing a Framework to Improve Outcomes.
April 2015, we presented our progress toward this final product to stakeholders throughout the region: Sea-level Rise Impacts on the Public Health of Vulnerable Populations in Southeast Florida.