Goal 5: Healthy lives and communities

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**THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS CONCLUDED**

The goal

Protect the health and wellbeing of all Minnesotans in the face of climate change.

The challenges

Changes in Minnesota's climate threaten the health of all our communities, but not everyone contributes to nor experiences these impacts equally. Existing inequities based on race, age, gender, geography, economic status, and more place some communities at greater risk.

The vision

Minnesotans are healthy, safe, and resilient in the face of climate change, especially those that live in the communities that are most impacted.

Priority Actions

Minnesota state agencies have proposed several priority actions to help set us on the path to achieve the vision of building a carbon-neutral, resilient, and equitable future for Minnesota. The priority actions identified for the healthy lives and communities goal are:

  • Educate communities about the health impacts of climate change and provide resources and strategies to prevent negative health impacts.
  • Track, monitor, and report on the health impacts of climate change in diverse populations in Minnesota.
  • Adapt outdoor recreation on public lands for a changing climate and to serve changing demographics.
  • Ensure hospitals and healthcare facilities perform extreme weather and multiple hazard assessments for climate resiliency.
  • Ensure access to culturally-appropriate mental health services for issues related to climate-driven events.

Want to learn more about Minnesota's healthy lives and communities goal?

Read the full chapter on pages 52-58 in the Climate Action Framework document.

We want your feedback!

Use the tools below to share your feedback on Minnesota's healthy lives and communities goal by Friday, April 29th. Survey results and questions will be shared with the Climate Change Subcabinet and Advisory Council on Climate Change as they work towards finalizing the Climate Action Framework. The final Framework will consider public and stakeholder input, analysis, and agency expertise. Click the links on the right side of the page to view Minnesota's other climate goals and share your feedback on rest of Minnesota's Climate Action Framework.

**THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS CONCLUDED**

The goal

Protect the health and wellbeing of all Minnesotans in the face of climate change.

The challenges

Changes in Minnesota's climate threaten the health of all our communities, but not everyone contributes to nor experiences these impacts equally. Existing inequities based on race, age, gender, geography, economic status, and more place some communities at greater risk.

The vision

Minnesotans are healthy, safe, and resilient in the face of climate change, especially those that live in the communities that are most impacted.

Priority Actions

Minnesota state agencies have proposed several priority actions to help set us on the path to achieve the vision of building a carbon-neutral, resilient, and equitable future for Minnesota. The priority actions identified for the healthy lives and communities goal are:

  • Educate communities about the health impacts of climate change and provide resources and strategies to prevent negative health impacts.
  • Track, monitor, and report on the health impacts of climate change in diverse populations in Minnesota.
  • Adapt outdoor recreation on public lands for a changing climate and to serve changing demographics.
  • Ensure hospitals and healthcare facilities perform extreme weather and multiple hazard assessments for climate resiliency.
  • Ensure access to culturally-appropriate mental health services for issues related to climate-driven events.

Want to learn more about Minnesota's healthy lives and communities goal?

Read the full chapter on pages 52-58 in the Climate Action Framework document.

We want your feedback!

Use the tools below to share your feedback on Minnesota's healthy lives and communities goal by Friday, April 29th. Survey results and questions will be shared with the Climate Change Subcabinet and Advisory Council on Climate Change as they work towards finalizing the Climate Action Framework. The final Framework will consider public and stakeholder input, analysis, and agency expertise. Click the links on the right side of the page to view Minnesota's other climate goals and share your feedback on rest of Minnesota's Climate Action Framework.

Page last updated: 01 May 2022, 07:10 AM