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Adaptation to climate change in the Ontario public health sector

Jaclyn A Paterson1*, James D Ford1, Lea Berrang Ford1, Alexandra Lesnikowski1, Peter Berry2, Jim Henderson3 and Jody Heymann4

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1 Department of Geography, McGill University, Burnside Hall, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2 K6, Canada

2 Climate Change and Health Office, Health Canada, 269 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0 K9, Canada

3 Life Sciences Library, McIntyre Medical Building, McGill University, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, Canada

4 Institute for Health and Social Policy, Meredith, Charles, House, 1130 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A3, Canada

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BMC Public Health 2012, 12:452  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-452

Published: 19 June 2012

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Note that electronic Additional files (word document), entitled: BMC Public Health Additional files- Adaptation to Climate Change in the Ontario Public Health Sector are available which summarize responsibilities pertinent to adaptation in health and health relevant sectors in Ontario.

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Description of inclusion and exclusion criteria for selection of regional health jurisdiction.

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Interview participants.

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Information pertaining to regions included in interviews and the number of interviews per region.

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Full survey instrument.

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Codebook for identifying key themes in interview responses.

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Additional representative quotes.

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