A range of tools are available to help analyze and assess the impacts of climate change on public health. These tools provide users with convenient access to data, common data transformation utilities, analysis methods for data and related information, and other functionalities. Please let us know about other tools that may be appropriate for this section.
- Assessing Health Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Guide for Health Departments: This document provides a suggested sequence of steps that health departments can undertake to assess such health vulnerabilities associated with climate change.
- Future Population Estimates (ICLUS – EPA): As a part of the Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) project, this Geographic Information System (GIS) tool can be used to generate scenarios of housing-density changes and calculate impervious surface cover for the conterminous United States.
- Medical Vulnerability Index – Florida: MedVi is an index that describes medical vulnerability to disasters using social-economic factors combined with health factors.
- Vermont Tick Tracker: The VermontTick Tracker is used to share information about where and what kind of ticks have been found.
- Dialysis Facility Comparison: Tables and data that describe then number of patients seen a specific dialysis clinic.
- Hurrevac: HURREVAC (short for Hurricane Evacuation) is a storm tracking and decision support tool of the National Hurricane Program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the NOAA National Hurricane Center. Note that in order to qualify for HURREVAC use, you must be an active member of the government emergency management community.
- Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Individuals and communities consult this comprehensive suite of graphical forecast products to anticipate and plan for potential flooding or drought.
- Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet): The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) conducts surveillance for Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Listeria, Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 and non-O157, Shigella, Vibrio, and Yersinia infections diagnosed by laboratory testing of samples from patients.
- VitalStats: Interactive online tool for creating and manipulating tables based on birth and perinatal (fetal and infant death) data files. Tabulated data can be graphed or mapped within VitalStats or exported to Excel for further analysis.