Protecting Vulnerable Patient Populations from Climate Hazards A Referral Guide for Health Professionals
Office of Climate Change and Health Equity. (2023). Protecting Vulnerable Patient Populations from Climate Hazards: A Referral Guide for Health Professionals. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This webpage aims to educate human services and health care providers on how social determinants of health may affect their clients’ wellbeing in the context of extreme weather (e.g., heat waves, wildfires) which may be exacerbated by climate change. The page includes links to programs such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program.