BRACE Framework

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.