Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework
The BRACE Framework allows health officials to develop strategies and programs to help communities prepare for the health effects of climate change. Part of this effort involves incorporating complex atmospheric data and both short- and long-range climate projections into public health planning and response activities. Combining atmospheric data and projections with epidemiologic analysis allows health officials to more effectively anticipate, prepare for, and respond to a range of climate-sensitive health impacts.
Five sequential steps comprise the BRACE framework:
- Step 1: Anticipate Climate Impacts and Assessing Vulnerabilities
- Step 2: Project the Disease Burden
- Step 3: Assess Public Health Interventions
- Step 4: Develop and Implement a Climate and Health Adaptation Plan
- Step 5: Evaluate Impact and Improve Quality of Activities