CPO researcher heads water-related illnesses chapter in USGCRP Climate and Human Health report 11 April 2016

CPO researcher heads water-related illnesses chapter in USGCRP Climate and Human Health report

CPO's Juli Trtanj was a lead author for the water-related illnesses chapter of the USGCRP's: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment.

White House announces creation of a National Integrated Heat Health Information System 6 July 2015

White House announces creation of a National Integrated Heat Health Information System

Heat early-warning systems can serve as effective tools for reducing illness, death, and loss of productivity associated with heat waves. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are announcing that they are building a new National Integrated Heat Health Information System, which will provide a suite of decision-support services that better serve public health needs to prepare and respond.

CPO staff works with White House on "Champions of Change" Event 16 February 2015

CPO staff works with White House on "Champions of Change" Event

Staff from the Climate Program Office supported the White House Climate Education and Literacy "Champions of Change" event on Feb. 9.

CPO partners with Office of Education, National Ocean Service on White House Climate Education Initiative 4 December 2014

CPO partners with Office of Education, National Ocean Service on White House Climate Education Initiative

On October 22, Holdren (and staff) posted a “Call to Action” blog which was essentially the start of the climate education initiative. NOAA’s Climate Program Office in partnership with the Office of Education and the National Ocean Service worked with OSTP to develop the initiative and submitted a number of commitments released in the White House Factsheet (Released Dec. 3).  

President Obama announces a new Executive Order 3 October 2014

President Obama announces a new Executive Order

On September 23, 2014, President Obama announced a new Executive Order in support of the development of climate resiliency at home and globally.

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