South Central Minnesota Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan

At a Glance:

Location: Minnesota

Date: 2016

Vital Condition: Thriving Natural World

Determinants of Health: clean air, extreme weather, clean water, thriving natural world

Affected Population: Older Adults

Research Methods: Literature review, Qualitative research

Community Types: rural, suburban

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In collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Region Nine Development Commission conducted a rapid HIA on the Region Nine Climate Change Adaptation Plan soil and water conservation strategy. The report provided detailed recommendations for improving conservation practices, strategies to preserve topsoil and agricultural productivity during extreme weather events or conditions, managing the impact of flooding, and promoting water conservation.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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