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Readying health services for climate change: a policy framework for regional development


Bell, E, Readying health services for climate change: a policy framework for regional development, American Journal of Public Health, 101, (5) pp. 804-813. ISSN 0090-0036 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.2105/AJPH.2010.202820


Climate change presents the biggest threat to human health in the 21st century. However, many public health leaders feel ill equipped to face the challenges of climate change and have been unable to make climate change a priority in service development. I explore how to achieve a regionally responsive whole-of-systems approach to climate change in the key operational areas of a health service: service governance and culture, service delivery, workforce development, asset management, and financing. The relative neglect of implementation science means that policymakers need to be proactive about sourcing and developing models and processes to make health services ready for climate change. Health research funding agencies should urgently prioritize applied, regionally responsive health services research for a future of climate change.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:health services, climate change, regional development
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Health policy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Rural and remote area health
UTAS Author:Bell, E (Associate Professor Erica Bell)
ID Code:72739
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:20
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-08-31
Last Modified:2014-12-04
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