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NIHHIS to host special session on Equitable Heat Resilience at International Association for Urban Climate conference 20 May 2022

NIHHIS to host special session on Equitable Heat Resilience at International Association for Urban Climate conference

NIHHIS is hosting an international conversation on how met services like NOAA can deliver Integrated Urban Climate Services, as envisioned by the World Meteorological Organization.

NOAA & HHS Collaborate on New Climate and Health Outlook 13 May 2022

NOAA & HHS Collaborate on New Climate and Health Outlook

The Climate and Health Outlook from HHS & NOAA, which launched on May 6, serves as a resource to help people, health professionals, and communities protect individual and community health impacted by climate events.

NIHHIS Interagency Communications Group to Hold a Heat Season Awareness Social Media Campaign 6 May 2022

NIHHIS Interagency Communications Group to Hold a Heat Season Awareness Social Media Campaign

The NIHHIS Interagency Communications Group heat season awareness social media campaign is a federal agency collaboration that will provide resources and messages to inform the public about the risk from heat, and to provide actions and prevention measures to decrease their risk to heat.

NIHHIS Hosts the First NIHHIS National Meeting 26-28 April 29 April 2022

NIHHIS Hosts the First NIHHIS National Meeting 26-28 April

The meeting brought together federal and global partners to create a shared vision for building resilience to extreme heat events in communities.

Dr. Spinrad announces that NOAA and community partners will map heat inequities in 14 communities and two international cities 29 April 2022

Dr. Spinrad announces that NOAA and community partners will map heat inequities in 14 communities and two international cities

NOAA will provide funding to CAPA Strategies to support the Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns, a flagship NIHHIS program, to map the hottest part of communities across the country and internationally. NIHHIS is a featured program of the Climate Program Office.

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