CSTE brought together a group of epidemiologists to establish the State Environmental Health Indicators Collaborative (SEHIC) in 2004 with the purpose of creating environmental public health indicators for surveillance. Current literature documents the potential adverse human health impacts presented by climate change. The climate change subcommittee was formed to develop climate change indicators for state health departments.
Climate change indicators:The climate change subcommittee has developed a suite of 25 environmental, population vulnerability, morbidity and mortality, and policy indicators for climate change. The indicators have been developed and pilot-tested. A 2011 summary report and a more recent summary report are available. The climate change indicators are available here.
For more information about the Climate Change Subcommittee and its activities, please contact Jessica Wurster. Click here to view other environmental health activities.