Maryland Climate Change Health Adaptation Program

The Public Health Strategy for Climate Change is part of the State’s comprehensive strategy to reduce our vulnerability to a changing climate. The program achieves these goals by providing tools, resources, and technical assistance for citizens, communities, non-governmental organizations, schools, local governments, planners, and State agencies to help them think about health and use health data as they develop climate change plans

Environmental Public Health Climate Adaptation Tracker(EPHCAT)

EPHCAT serves as a clearinghouse for State and local climate change projects that include health, and highlights the efforts made to protect Marylanders from the health impacts of climate change. Click the map below to explore the Adaptation Tracker.


Should You Care about Climate?

The 2016 Climate and Health Profile Reports provides evidence about how extreme events (climate effects) have impa​cted health, what vulnerabilities currently exist and where the health impacts are expected to go as climate change continues to impact Maryland



   What Data and Resources are Available to You?

The Maryland Department of Health’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Portal (EPHT) provides a gateway to environmental, health and climate data resources. Users can create tables, maps or view a gallery of health topics in Maryland

The Maryland Public Health Strategy for Climate Change program has compiled a starter toolkit to provide you with fact sheets, reports, infographics, literature and presentations related to climate and health in Maryland​



If you are looking for climate or environmental health related events in Maryland, check out the Environmental Public Health & Climate Events calendar.

We Don’t Work Alone.

 The Maryland Commission on Climate Change is charged with developing an action plan and firm timetable for mitigation of and adaptation to impacts of climate change in Maryland. Work is achieved through four workgroups coming together to move climate action forward for Maryland.



 Maryland implements the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE)framework, a CDC created framework to guide and support our climate and health activities. CDC’s Climate Ready States and Cities Initiative is a great resource for climate and health resources, technical assistance and general information​.

​What Do You Do if You Want to Follow Up?
If you have environmental or climate and health activities, events, or questions, please contact the program manager: Nick Adams, nadams@umd.edu, 6097721739.