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1. Actively address the issue of the public health challenges in the face of climate change in the Southwest through the offering of distinguished speakers and facilitated stakeholder workshops designed to encourage and develop new leaders (and to support and re-energize existing leaders) in building innovative community organizing strategies for climate change adaptation.
2. Sustain the work of these community leaders into the future by providing networking opportunities, resources (see deliverables below), and mentoring.
3. Offer a replicable model for engaging communities in climate adaptation throughout the nation
To provide a public forum for facilitated stakeholder input into the development of six strategic plans for building resilience into these areas of climate risk vulnerability: