Community organizers in eight U.S. cities have been offered support for UHI mapping campaigns through the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CPO’s Communication, Education, and Engagement Division.
Workshop report now available: Building Public Health Resilience to Severe Weather in a Changing Climate
This workshop builds on previous investments by IRAP and NOAA in the Caribbean, and provides linkages to ongoing efforts in NOAA and the USGCRP to address climate and health, including heat health.
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.
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.”
Workshop on the Development of Climate Information Systems for Heat Health Early Warning: Assessing Knowledge, Needs, and the Path Forward
NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Weather Service (NWS), and National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) co-led a Workshop on the Development of Climate Information Systems for Heat Health Early Warning: Assessing Knowledge, Needs, and the Path Forward, in Chicago from July 28-30.
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).
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.