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Climate change and primary healthcare: towards better health impact assessments


Bell, EJ and Towle, NJ, Climate change and primary healthcare: towards better health impact assessments, 11th National Rural Health Conference proceedings, 13-16 March 2011, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 1-13. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Over 1000 papers have been written about the health effects of climate change which is acknowledged to be one of the greatest health threats of the 21st Century.1 Australia is one of the world¡¯s most climate©\vulnerable developed countries. Tasmania has led the nation in loss of farm income due partly to drying conditions2 with anecdotal evidence from primary health care practitioners of health impacts. While recent years have seen the emergence of promising new models for conducting climate change health impact and risk assessments at regional©\level,3©\7 to date these have not well captured health practitioner assessments of risks, impacts and appropriate adaptations, including in affected rural communities. This research aims to explore internationally relevant methods for developing regional©\level responses to the health effects of climate change, and what general practitioners (GPs) might contribute to such impact and risk assessment exercises.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:climate change, primary health care, health impact assessments
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Health policy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bell, EJ (Associate Professor Erica Bell)
UTAS Author:Towle, NJ (Dr Nick Towle)
ID Code:76385
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2012-03-06
Last Modified:2012-04-30
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