First Regional NIHHIS Rio Grande/Bravo Workshop in El Paso, TX 18 July 2016

First Regional NIHHIS Rio Grande/Bravo Workshop in El Paso, TX

Understanding the heat-health needs and unique adaptive approaches of the Rio Grande/Bravo region.

On Wednesday, July 13th, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System held its first regional workshop in El Paso (during an active heat wave and under threat of rolling blackouts) to understand the heat-health needs and unique adaptive approaches of the Rio Grande/Bravo region.

NYC could experience higher heat-related mortality under increased greenhouse gas concentrations, study finds 7 July 2016

NYC could experience higher heat-related mortality under increased greenhouse gas concentrations, study finds

A CPO-supported study projected substantially higher heat-related mortality under RCP 8.5 and substantially reduced deaths under RCP 4.5 in New York City through the 21st century.

White House Webinar: Building Community Preparedness to Extreme Heat 26 May 2016

White House Webinar: Building Community Preparedness to Extreme Heat

On May 26, 2016 at 2pm EDT, the National Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy held a webinar focused on building community preparedness to extreme heat - which populations are most vulnerable, and what information, tools, and other resources are available to manage heat risk - many of which will be featured on the interagency National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) upon its launch on May 22nd.

CPO's Hunter Jones delivers keynote on Climate and Extreme Heat at Design for Risk Reduction Symposium in NYC 23 November 2015

CPO's Hunter Jones delivers keynote on Climate and Extreme Heat at Design for Risk Reduction Symposium in NYC

On November 12, CPO's Hunter Jones joined over 30 urban climatologists, architects, planners, and emergency management & public health practitioners to address an estimated 200 audience members, in New York City for the symposium: “Extreme Heat: Hot Cities – Adapt­ing to a Hot­ter World.”

National Integrated Heat Health Information System Workshop 20 July 2015

National Integrated Heat Health Information System Workshop

From July 28-30, Climate Program Office Director Wayne Higgins and CPO Climate and Health Lead Juli Trtanj  are particiating in a workshop on the development of climate services for a National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS).

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