Interagency Workgroup

The Federal Plan for Equitable Long-Term Recovery and Resilience (Federal Plan for ELTRR) was developed by the ELTRR Interagency Workgroup with active, sustained, and consistent engagement. The interagency body was formed in early 2020 in response to a specific objective in the federal government’s joint COVID-19 response.

Senior career professionals from over 35 federal departments and agencies collaborated to develop the Plan. The number of departments and agencies engaged in the workgroup continues to grow.

“We know that climate change is affecting the health and well-being of everyone, but especially those experiencing health disparities. Climate change stress will increase in coming years. The path to building health resilience for climate change is the same as the path to creating thriving communities laid out by the Federal Plan for Equitable Long-Term Recovery and Resilience: We need to invest in thriving conditions with our eyes open to the growing climate change challenges.”

— John Balbus, MD, Director, Office of Climate Change and Health Equity

Workgroup Members 

* Not an active partner