Beating the Heat: Preparing for Extreme Heat Events at the State and Local Level
Webinar: May 23, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. EDT
The “Beating the Heat: Preparing for Extreme Heat Events at the State and Local Level” webinar will kick off the seasonal extreme heat outreach of the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
During this webinar, CDC will discuss ways state and local health departments can be prepared for the coming extreme heat season and will highlight available extreme heat products that can be used for various audiences. Particular emphasis will be given to the recently released extreme heat guidebook. The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will discuss syndromic surveillance efforts in New York City. The Minnesota Department of Health will discuss Minnesota’s extreme heat toolkit, heat-related data they have collected and their work with local public health groups to prepare for extreme health events.
This is one of two webinars on extreme summer weather events co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the American Public Health Association.
Elizabeth Martin Perera, MPH, MEM
senior Washington representative
chair, Climate and Health Topics Committee, APHA Environment Section
George Luber, PhD
associate director for climate change
Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kathryn Lane, MPH,
Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy,
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Katie Muehe, MPH,
Minnesota Climate and Health Program
Minnesota Department of Health
From 05/23/2013 To 05/23/2013