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Health Effects of Excessive Heat On Underserved Popoulation

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Health Effects of Excessive Heat On Underserved Popoulation

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 1pm-2pm ET

Panelist:

Juli Trtanj, Research Lead, NOAA Climate Program Office

Jose Leon, Chief Medical Officer, National Center for Health in Public Housing

Zara Marselian, President and CEO, La Maestra Community Health Centers

The impacts of climate variability and change on human health has been recognized and discussed widely over the last few years. Evidence shows that climatic conditions influence health outcomes and heat waves are expected to influence essential social and environmental health determinants in the near future. This webinar provided awareness of and a dialogue on the negative social and health impacts of heat waves on special and vulnerable populations

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the risks associated with extreme heat

2. Review National Integrated Health Information System tools and resources to prevent negative health consequences of extreme heat

3. Recognize vulnerable populations for excessive heat in underserved communities

4. Identify how Health Center Programs can work with state, county and city officials to address the health impact of heat waves on vulnerable populations

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