Assessment Reports
Climate Change & Health Impact Assessment Reports

These reports describe climate impacts observed in Alaska communities and rely upon the observations, data and traditional ecological knowledge provided by local partners. Additionally, scientific data on environment, health and climate is provided where available. The purpose is to describe changes that are occuring so as to help in the development of adaptive strategies that encourage community health and resilience.

 Nondalton, Alaska  
Climate Change in Nondalton, Alaska
Strategies for Community Health
November 2013

This report describes the findings of an assessement of climate change related health effects in Nondalton, Alaska. Nondalton is mostly Alaska Native People of Dena'ina decent, averaging about 169 residents. Nondalton is located on the west shore fo Six Mile Lake, between Lake Clark and Iliamna Lake. Described health effects increases in temperature, precipitation, and extreme weather, decreased food security, damage to waste water infrastructure as a result of lake water levels and extreme weather.
(view 5.86 MB pdf click here)

 Pilot Point, Alaska  
Climate Change in Pilot Point, Alaska
Strategies for Community Health
September 2013

This report describes the findings of an assessement of climate change related health effects in Pilot Point, Alaska. Pilot Point is mostly Alaska Native People of Alutiiq and Yup'ik Eskimo decent, averaging about 64 to 100 residents. Pilot Point is located on the Northern coast of the Alaska Peninsula, on the east shore of Ugashik Bay. Described health effects include increases in temperature, precipitation, and extreme weather, coastal erosion, decreased food security and safety related to seasonal storm events.
(view 5.86 MB pdf click here)

 Selawik, Alaska  
Climate Change in Selawik, Alaska
Strategies for Community Health
May 2012

This report describes the findings of an assessment of climate change related health effects in Selawik, Alaska. Selawik is an Inupiat community of approximately 829 residents, located on the Selawik River, about four miles north of the Arctic Circle and 70 miles east of Kotzebue. Described health effects include permafrost thaw-driven damage to community infrastructure bridges, roads, houses and water and sewer, decreased food security and safety and increased travel hazards related to river change.
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 Kiana, Alaska  
Climate Change in Kiana, Alaska
Strategies for Community Health
October 2011

This report describes a comprehensive assessment of climate change related health effects in Kiana, Alaska. Kiana is an Inupiat community of approximately 361 residents, located on the Kobuk River, about 60 miles east of Kotzebue. Described health effects include permafrost thaw-driven damage to water and waste water infrastructure, decreased food secruity and safety and increased travel hazards related to river change.
(view 8.19 MB pdf click here)

 Noatak, Alaska  
Climate Change in Noatak, Alaska
Strategies for Community Health
June 2011

This report describes a comprehensive assessment of climate change related health effects in Noatak, Alaska. Noatak is an Inupiat community of approximately 500 residents, located on the west bank of the Noatak River, about 55 miles north of Kotzebue. Described health effects include permafrost thaw-driven damage to water and waste water infrastructure, decreased water security and safety due to river change, and decreased food secruity.
(view 8.19 MB pdf click here)

 Kivalina, Alaska  
Climate Change in Kivalina, Alaska
Strategies for Community Health
January 2011

This report describes a comprehensive assessment of climate change related health effects in Kivalina, Alaska. Kivalina is an Inupiat community of approximately 400 residents, located on a small barrier island in Northwestern Alaska. Described health effects include damage to health infrastructure, decreased water safety and security, decreased food safety and security, increased risk of injury related to travel and subsistence activities, increased risk of disease resulting from interruptions to sanitation infrastructure, and increased mental stress related to seasonal storm and flood events. 
(view 7.93 MB pdf click here)

 Point Hope, Alaska  
Climate Change in Point Hope, Alaska
Strategies for Community Health
August 2010

This report describes a comprehensive assessment of climate change related health effects in Point Hope, Alaska. Point Hope is an Inupiat community of approximately 700 residents, located in Northwestern Alaska on the Chukchi Sea. Described health effects include decreased water safety and security, decreased food safety and security, and increased risk of injury related to travel and subsistence activities.
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