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State - LocalityInitiative TypeLink Exit EPATitle & DescriptionDate
California - San FranciscoResearch; Outreach and Education ProgramSan Francisco's Climate and Health Program (PDF)Heat Vulnerability Spatial Index - The San Francisco Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control, has developed a Heat Vulnerability Spatial Index. San Francisco displayed vulnerabilities during the 2006 heat wave. The Heat Vulnerability Spatial Index takes into account social vulnerability, built environmental attributes, and land surface temperature. It shows heat vulnerability by neighborhood, and will allow for a comprehensive citywide strategic plan for extreme heat events.Active
California - Statewide/Alameda CountyResearch; Outreach and Education ProgramPublic Health Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Mapping Risk (PDF)Vulnerabilities to Heat - The California Department of Public Health has looked at individual communities' vulnerability to heat waves by identifying indicators of risk. These indicators include: high proportions of elderly population, socially isolated populations, children, outdoor workers, the poor, the chronically ill, medically underserved. Using these indicators, heat index values were developed in Alameda County using census tracts: 50 represents the maximum vulnerability, -20 represents the minimum vulnerability, and -3.2 is the mean.Active

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