Climate and Health

At the Washington State Department of Health, we're working with partners to reduce and respond to the effects of climate change on people's health. The information below describes how climate change can have an impact on our health. Taking action today can help protect our children and future generations from the effects of climate change.

Climate Change in Washington State

The Department of Health's Role

Climate Science and Reports, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group (CIG)

Climate Projections Data

Climate Change Impacts to Health


Air Quality

Drinking Water

Extreme Heat 

Floods and Extreme Hydrologic Events

Infectious Diseases


Shellfish and Ocean Acidification

Understanding Climate Change

Understanding Climate Change

Climate Justice

Taking Action

National and State

What You Can Do

Healthy Community Design and Efforts