Part 3: JEDI and BRACE in Action

Climate Change and Health, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion PlaybookExamples of JEDI in public health and natural resource departments’ climate adaptation strategies

 

This section provides examples of state, local and tribal health departments that are advancing JEDI in their climate adaptation plans.

 

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Resilience Planning Toolkit (adjusted BRACE for state needs)

Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report
(See Section 5 on Vulnerability for the comprehensive inclusion of at-risk populations by demographic, occupation and geography.)

Infographic on causal pathways

Infographic on social resilience and climate change

SAN FRANCISCO CLIMATE AND HEALTH PROGRAM
LUMMI NATION NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Lummi Nation Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan, which spans 2016 to 2026

See Chapter 4: Vulnerability Assessment and Chapter 5: Climate Mitigation and Adaptation, which includes:

  • Quantitative and map analyses, especially regarding the waterways
  • Vulnerability and impacts on water systems — freshwater, groundwater and coast
KARUK TRIBE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Karuk Climate Adaptation Plan

  • The overall focus is on wildfires and cultural burning
  • Chapters of particular interest for JEDI:
    1. Chapter 3: Habitat and Species-Specific Adaptations include a variety of habitats and their cultural importance given climate change impacts
    2. Chapter 4: Health Impacts and Adaptation Strategies include mental health and culture perspectives
    3. Chapter 7: Climate Adaptations to Strengthen Tribal Sovereignty includes traditional ecological knowledge

Karuk Cultural Management Zones

(illustrations courtesy of Kirsten Vinyeta)

Seasonality and Elevation Dynamics of Cultural Indicators in Karuk Cultural Management Zones

Our climate adaptations follow Karuk Cultural Management Zones, which are organized in relation to cultural. keystone species Tanoak and Chinquapin, and which account for the formation of smoke inversions zones below, within, and above the smoke inversion layer.

Karuk cultural management zones

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Smoke from Cultural Burning and Managed Wildfire Cools River Temperatures

Under a mid-late June burning scenario, cultural burning or managed wildfire can create localized smoke inversions that cool water temperatures through a variety of mechanisms, including shading river systems and reducing evaporation thereby increasing stream flow.

Impacts of cultural burning

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SAMISH INDIAN NATION

Samish Indian Nation Adaptation Planning Framework

This coastal community uses qualitative methods.

Sections of particular interest for JEDI:

  • Step 1: Research and Build Support
  • Appendix A: a communications plan specific to the tribe
  • Appendix B: sample communications materials specific to Samish climate change threats

Samish Indian Nation Adaptation Planning Frramework

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