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Maintaining Public Health in Planning 2020 Heat-Mapping Campaigns 13 April 2020

Maintaining Public Health in Planning 2020 Heat-Mapping Campaigns

CAPA Heat Watch was founded on the basis of informing decisions to protect the public’s health. Now as we face the threat of COVID-19, we are considering the intersections between climate-related hazards and public health crises.

Launching a heat campaign? Start by setting your goals 12 March 2020

Launching a heat campaign? Start by setting your goals

As we dive into campaign season, establishing solid goals will guide your actions from the beginning right up through opportunities to implement your campaign results. Based on past campaigns, we can offer a few considerations to guide your goal setting process.

Applications Open for 2020 Urban Heat Island Campaign Cities 20 January 2020

Applications Open for 2020 Urban Heat Island Campaign Cities

Applications are due 28 February 2020

The NIHHIS-CAPA Urban Heat Island Mapping effort is now accepting applications for the 2020 Urban Heat Island mapping citizen science campaigns. We encourage interested parties to collaborate to develop an application for their city to be mapped. The form must be filled out by 28 February 2020.

National Centers for Environmental Information and CPO lay groundwork for new extreme heat product 8 November 2019

National Centers for Environmental Information and CPO lay groundwork for new extreme heat product

The product will help scientists identify whether an extreme heat event tomorrow is significant or actually “extreme” relative to the historical record. It may also help assess extreme heat impacts on sectors like agriculture, health, and energy.

NIHHIS Heat Health Social Vulnerability Tool Demoed at American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting 3 November 2019

NIHHIS Heat Health Social Vulnerability Tool Demoed at American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting

The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) Heat Health and Social Vulnerability tool will be demonstrated as part of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Town Hall in Philadelphia, PA on 3 November 2019. At the event, this NIHHIS application, which was developed in partnership with Esri, CDC, and NOAA, will be used as part of a scenario-based demonstration allowing attendees to learn how to apply downscaled climate projections and census-tract level social vulnerability information to understand where at-risk populations may reside, and specifically what risk factors can be targeted with interventions.

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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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