Community Resilience Goal 3
GOAL: Support a dense and robust network of resilience resources in partnership with existing organizations and programs
CR-3.1: Support the development of a virtual hub for climate change education and resilience resources
A virtual resilience hub would bring together myriad existing resources and resilience support. This hub would be one central place where individuals could access information about organizations that can provide solutions to immediate needs, such as where to find temporary housing for families displaced by flooding, or resources that support resilience-building, like how to start a backyard vegetable garden. A virtual hub accessed online could also be supported by existing call centers, such as United Way’s 211, and provide regular communications about new resources and opportunities to interested individuals
Information will need to be accessible to everyone, including those without access to the internet and smart devices, those with limited English proficiency, and those with cognitive and physical disabilities. Individuals from vulnerable communities should be included in the design and testing of this resource to ensure that it is accessible and useful.
Relationships with health care organizations
CR-3.2: Build collaborative relationships with public and private healthcare organizations to better educate and serve residents
Climate change is a public health emergency. Changes in regional climate will amplify health threats including poor air quality, increased food insecurity, increased heat-related deaths, increased allergens, and increased vector-, water-, and food-borne diseases. Developing partnerships with healthcare organizations will be essential to managing these health threats and providing resources to individuals and families who need them. Partnerships with hospitals can also help drive new and innovative solutions that build community resilience, create better health outcomes for vulnerable communities and help move the needle on greenhouse gases.