This position will focus on the extreme heat and health activities of the Climate and Health portfolio, working as a member of both the Extreme Heat Risk Initiative and the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS).
This position will be located at the NOAA Climate Program Office in Silver Spring, MD.
A new clinician-focused webinar series, titled "Climate Change and Human Health" organized by Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) with contributions from several NIHHIS partners, is now open for registration. The purpose of this 7-week course, which runs from Feb. 17 - April 7, 2021, is to help clinicians and other medical professionals better understand the ways in which climate variability and change impact human health and health care facilities. Another goal is to help clinicians become more conversant in climate science and climate-related impacts so that they may integrate climate science information into their communications with patients as well as their long-term resilience planning for their facilities.
Throughout the summer, innovations from each of the 2020 Heat Watch cohort cities will be highlighted via NIHHIS and the Heat Beat Newsletter and shared for learning between campaign teams.
The 'Can't Take the Heat' podcast explores how people will adapt to a warming world. Host Roop Singh approaches the biggest challenges posed by climate change, like more intense and frequent heatwaves, from a humanitarian perspective. How will the impacts of climate change affect people around the world? What are the big solutions that are in the works? How do we make them happen? The podcast features experts from around the world including leading scientists developing climate solutions, and humanitarian volunteers telling stories of climate change from the frontlines of disasters.
For additional information about heat health and the NIHHIS, access our briefing sheet.
P: (301) 734-1214
Hunter Jones (UCAR)
Special Projects Manager
P: (301) 734-1215
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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