This project evaluates the connections between climate change impacts and health in Bristol Bay communities. Climate change impacts were assessed through the lens of public health, with an eye towards the potential effects on disease, injury, food and water security, and mental health. Three focal communities were included in this assessment: Nondalton, a lake community, Levelock, a river community, and Pilot Point, a coastal community. The resulting assessment reports will be used to assist focal communities, as well as neighboring communities, in addressing climate-change related issues.
Project ID: WA2011_12
Lead Investigator: Susan Flensburg, Bristol Bay Native Association; Michael Brubaker, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Collaborators: Jennifer Skarada, Bristol Bay Area Health Consortium, Michael Knapp, Blud Skies Solutions, LLC; Izetta Chambers, UAF Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program