Climate change impacts public health

The San Francisco Climate and Health Program works to understand and address the impacts of climate change through policy and planning, research and analysis, and outreach and engagement. Together, we can make a difference and ensure a healthier future for all San Franciscans and our planet.

“Twin peaks at sunrise” by Lewis Liu

Learn about climate change and health in San Francisco

Learn how climate change impacts San Francisco

  • Extreme Heat (introduction, climate projections and health impacts)


  • Wildfire Smoke (introduction, climate projections, and health impacts)


  • Flooding and Extreme Storms (coming soon)

Learn about the intersection of climate change and equity


  • View maps and data about the factors that make someone vulnerable to the health impacts of extreme heat and wildfire smoke and where those communities live in San Francisco. 

Connect to climate resources

Climate and Health Program Library

Vulnerability Assessments

Vulnerability Assessments

Education and Outreach Materials

Education and Outreach Materials

Extreme Heat

Heat Training Presentation (2019): English | Spanish | Chinese

Heat Vulnerability Map (2019) English | Spanish | Chinese

Older Adults and Extreme Heat Pamphlet (2019) English | Spanish | Chinese

Tips to Stay Cool In Extreme Heat (2016): English | Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog

Flooding and Extreme Storms

Flooding/Extreme Storm Training Presentation (2018)

Tips to Stay Safe During Floods (2016): English | Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog


The San Francisco Department of Public Health's Climate and Health Program is funded with support from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Climate Resilient States and Cities Initiative and uses the CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework.