CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework
The Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework is a five-step process that allows health officials to develop strategies and programs to help communities prepare for the health effects of climate change. Part of this effort involves incorporating complex atmospheric data and both short and long-range climate projections into public health planning and response activities. Combining atmospheric data and projections with epidemiologic analysis allows health officials to more effectively anticipate, prepare for, and respond to a range of climate-sensitive health impacts.
Step 1: Anticipate Climate Impacts and Assessing Vulnerabilities
Step 2: Project the Disease Burden
Step 3: Assess Public Health Interventions
Step 4: Develop and Implement a Climate and Health Adaptation Plan
Step 5: Evaluate Impact and Improve Quality of Activities
For resources and more information, visit CDC's BRACE Framework website.