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Research Article

Climate Change and Local Public Health in the United States: Preparedness, Programs and Perceptions of Local Public Health Department Directors

  • Edward W. Maibach mail,

    emaibach@gmu.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Amy Chadwick,

    Affiliation: The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Dennis McBride,

    Affiliation: Milford Department of Health, Milford, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Michelle Chuk,

    Affiliation: National Association of County & City Health Officials, Washington D. C., United States of America

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  • Kristie L. Ebi,

    Affiliation: ESS, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

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  • John Balbus

    Affiliation: Environmental Defense, Washington D. C., United States of America

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  • Published: July 30, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002838

About the Authors

Edward W. Maibach
Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Amy Chadwick
The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Dennis McBride
Milford Department of Health, Milford, Connecticut, United States of America
Michelle Chuk
National Association of County & City Health Officials, Washington D. C., United States of America
Kristie L. Ebi
ESS, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
John Balbus
Environmental Defense, Washington D. C., United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: emaibach@gmu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EWM DM MC KLE JB. Performed the experiments: AC MC. Analyzed the data: EWM AC. Wrote the paper: EWM JB.