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CDC Launches Heat & Health Tracker Tool
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CDC Launches Heat & Health Tracker Tool

NIHHIS Partner: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Launches Heat & Health Tracker Tool

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a first-of-its-kind online tool to help emergency and public health planners prepare for and respond to extreme heat events. The Heat & Health Tracker provides timely, user-friendly, local-level heat and health data and information that can be used to:

  • Inform decisions and public health actions,
  • Describe and locate vulnerable populations, and
  • Determine resources and potential needs.

The CDC Heat & Health Tracker was developed by a collaboration between the CDC Climate and Health Program, which empowers communities to protect public health from a changing climate, and the CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, which develops tools, applications, and products that utilize environmental health data for public health action.

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Upcoming Webinar: What Happens When You Go “Hyperlocal”? The Legacy of Inequitable Heat Exposure in U.S. Cities 18 May 2021

Upcoming Webinar: What Happens When You Go “Hyperlocal”? The Legacy of Inequitable Heat Exposure in U.S. Cities

The webinar will explore how increasing community engagement in both understanding and measuring urban heat through the use of a novel participatory research campaign framework can lead to climate action efficacy in US cities.

18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop Features CPO Staff and Honorary Panel for Ken Mooney 27 April 2021

18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop Features CPO Staff and Honorary Panel for Ken Mooney

The workshop brought together a diverse community to share developments in research and application of weather and climate information for societal decision-making.

CPO's Hunter Jones Featured in Weather-Ready Nation’s Social Equity-Focused Roundtable 27 April 2021

CPO's Hunter Jones Featured in Weather-Ready Nation’s Social Equity-Focused Roundtable

Jones is set to discuss the social equity implications of extreme heat and how the NIHHIS-funded urban heat island mapping campaigns are providing vital information. This highly visible event will reach hundreds to thousands of Weather-Ready Nation ambassadors interested in extreme heat risk mitigation and social equity

NIHHIS and NOAA Environmental VizLab Collaborate on Urban Heat Island App 27 April 2021

NIHHIS and NOAA Environmental VizLab Collaborate on Urban Heat Island App

The app provides easy access to data from the NOAA urban heat island mapping campaigns for researchers, government offices, and other users. 

CPO and Community Scientists to Map Urban Heat Inequities in 11 States 14 April 2021

CPO and Community Scientists to Map Urban Heat Inequities in 11 States

To learn where action is needed to protect vulnerable populations now and in the future, CPO’s National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and partners are launching new community-led campaigns that will map the hottest parts of cities in 11 states across the country this summer. The communities include Albuquerque, New Mexico; Atlanta; New York City; Charleston, South Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Raleigh & Durham, North Carolina; San Diego; San Francisco; and parts of New Jersey, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Virginia. 

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NIHHIS is an integrated information system that builds understanding of the problem of extreme heat, defines demand for climate services that enhance societal resilience, develops science-based products and services from a sustained climate science research program, and improves capacity, communication, and societal understanding of the problem in order to reduce morbidity and mortality due to extreme heat.  NIHHIS is a jointly developed system by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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