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Acclimate Action Team

In 2021, CHI formed the Acclimate Action Team, a convening of leaders from many disciplines and backgrounds to plot Colorado’s course for addressing the health effects of climate change with policy and programmatic solutions.

Many thanks to:

  • Marjorie Connolly, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Climate Adaptation Plan Team
  • James Crooks, Colorado School of Public Healthand National Jewish Health
  • Dominique Gómez, Colorado Energy Office
  • Marguerite Harden, Colorado Department of Local Affairs
  • Grace Hood, Boulder County Public Health Department
  • Pegah Jalali, Colorado Fiscal Institute
  • Michael King, Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Heidi Leathwood, 350 Colorado
  • Juan Madrid, GreenLatinos
  • Katy McLaren, City of Fort Collins
  • Chris Menges, The Nature Conservancy
  • Sabrina Pacha, Healthy Air and Water Colorado
  • Amanda Rebel, Open Circle Counseling
  • Collin Tomb, Boulder County Public Health Department
  • Cate Townley, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
  • Adrian Uzunian, San Juan Basin Public Health
  • Dace West, The Denver Foundation
  • Clinton Wilson, AgWell


Read Colorado's Health and Climate Policy Agenda or learn more about Acclimate Colorado. The 2022 Health and Climate Index provides county-level data analyzing risks in four areas: exposure to climate-related hazards, health outcomes and access to care, social factors that have been linked to climate vulnerability, and plans and perceptions related to climate change and health. 

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