We envision Missoula as a caring community, focusing on health, preparedness, personal and community resilience to create a healthy community in which people thrive, even in the midst of climate change stress. Our community will enhance our climate-related disaster and threats preparedness, educate Missoulians about the climate-health link, and build more resilient individuals and community.
Where we're heading:
Climate and Health has been a hot topic around the country. In this region, wildfire smoke and extreme heat are serious health issues. We're planning to grow Summer Smart as one of our major 2018 priorities. In the meantime, Healthy Communities is our June 7, 2018 Monthly Meetup - join us!
News and Resources:
Check out our Summer Smart program - all about staying healthy and building resilience in light of changing summer conditions. We can expect more smoke and heat in the future - our resources can help.
Mental Health is a big part of community health. We have a new page exploring the nexus of climate and mental and emotional health. Let us know what you think.
Our March 2017 Monthly Meetup was all about co-benefits and how to talk about climate change and health. Read Abby's blog here!
In October 2016 over 100 health professionals and community members attended our Health and Climate Summit! Check out our resource page here.
For more on the climate-health connection, in March 2016 we sponsored Climate, Health, and Humanities: A Community Conversation.
September 2017: Interesting article linking trees and health! The benefits are clear - trees are good for the whole community.
Ready to get involved?