Climate and Health

Combating climate change requires an integrated, regional response that builds on the shared vision and leadership of the region’s public, private and civic sectors, as well as the participation of all communities that live, learn, work, and play in the region. Benton County is in a unique position to advance solutions that address climate change.

Lincoln and Benton Counties
2023 Climate and Health Adaptation Plan

The plan aims to engage and empower the community to address the impacts of climate change on the people in our region, and build a more resilient and prepared community.

“We invite everyone in our communities to collaborate with us on adaptation actions that will strengthen our overall resilience” (Letter from the Directors, Lincoln and Benton County Climate and Health Adaptation Plan)

What is Included in the Climate Action Plan?

Addressing climate change is an important opportunity to rethink how we live and work. In addition to reducing emissions, our Climate Action Plan aims to:

  • Build climate change readiness, creating solutions that work for everyone in the county
  • Increase our ability to adapt and be resilient to a changing climate
  • Increase the County’s commitment to health equity and cultural responsiveness
  • Improve health and wellness of all communities

Learn more about the connection between climate change and health by reading: