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Public Health workshop participants explored impacts of poor air quality from wildfire smoke on vulnerable populations.

Public Health workshop participants explored impacts of poor air quality from wildfire smoke on vulnerable populations.

Climate Resilience

Counties must prepare for the effects of global climate change on our residents and services, as we are on the front lines of response to fires, floods, public health issues, and impacts on vulnerable communities. Many Alameda County agencies are already taking action to prepare for climate impacts like extreme heat and poor air quality. Through climate adaptation, the county is working to minimize and prevent the negative impacts of climate change in order to increase resilience - a system's ability to respond to shocks. Recognizing that addressing climate change requires all of us to work together, the County is also coordinating with other governments and regional collaborations to expand the adaptive capacity of the Bay Area as a whole.

Although climate change will affect all of us, the impacts will be felt most severely by already vulnerable populations. As part of our role as a social safety net, the County is working to mitigate heat and wildfire smoke impacts, which disproportionately affect groups including the very young, older adults, people experiencing homelessness, outdoor workers, low-income households, and communities of color

We are also working regionally to prepare for risks associated with sea level rise. Through our work, we strive to build a more resilient and healthy county for all residents.

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