Goals and Strategies
Given the health sector's vulnerabilities due to wildfire smoke and heat, we have developed the following goals and strategies.
Goals are presented in bold with their corresponding action items below it.
Improve indoor air quality in homes during wildfire smoke events.
Increase awareness of physical health impacts of wildfire smoke, heat, and their intersection.
Improve indoor air quality in (and access to) public and commercial buildings during wildfire smoke and heat events.
Increase awareness of mental health impacts of climate change.
Improve health and safety of outdoor workers during heat and smoke events.
Increase healthcare system capacity to respond to wildfire smoke events, wildfires, floods, and other climate impacts.
Implementation has begun for the strategies in the Wildfire Smoke, Heat, and Health sector.
If you would like to receive more information or would like to apply to join the working group, contact Caroline Lauer.
Working Group Members
Amy Cilimburg, Climate Smart Missoula
Sarah Coefield, Missoula City-County Health Department
Donna Gaukler, City of Missoula Parks and Recreation
Paul Herendeen, Clearwater Credit Union
Diana Maneta, Missoula County
Beth Schenk, Providence St. Patrick Hospital
Amber Sherrill, Missoula City Council Member
Dave Strohmaier, Missoula County Commissioner
Shannon Therriault, Missoula City-County Health Department
Do you prefer to think about strategies in terms of which climate impacts they respond to?
You can sort all wildfire smoke, heat, and health strategies by related climate impact below, as well as whether they have a mitigation benefit or strengthen resiliency in a different sector as well as wildfire smoke, heat, and health.