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Upcoming Heat Season Awareness Social Media Campaign
Morgan Zabow

Upcoming Heat Season Awareness Social Media Campaign

The NIHHIS Interagency Communications Group will be holding a heat season awareness social media campaign from May 16-20, 2022.

The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) Interagency Communications Group will be holding a heat season awareness social media campaign during the week of May 16th, 2022. This campaign is a federal collaboration on heat communication to raise awareness about the risk of extreme heat, and to provide audiences with information about preparedness and actions in order to prevent heat-related illness and death. The campaign is taking place the week of May 16th in order to reach citizens at the start of the heat season, as heat-related illnesses and death are largely preventable. 

In this social media campaign, participating agencies will be sharing resources, guides, infographics, and key messages related to heat and health. Agencies will be posting their own content, as well as sharing the content of other participating agencies. Agency leadership, including NOAA Administrator Dr. Richard Spinrad and EPA Administrator Michael Regan, will also be participating in the campaign. Participating agencies in this NIHHIS social media campaign include CDC, Department of Labor, EPA, FEMA, NHTSA, NIOSH, NOAA, OASH/OCCHE, OSHA, SAMHSA, and USDA Forest Service.

Themes for the week include: 

Monday, May 16th: Heat-related illness awareness

Tuesday, May 17th: What can make you vulnerable to heat

Wednesday, May 18th: Outdoor & indoor workers 

Thursday, May 19th: Active populations, athletes, etc

Friday May 20th: Prevention/preparedness/actions

 

Social media accounts to follow for the week:

​For more information about the social media campaign, contact Morgan Zabow (morgan.zabow@noaa.gov) 

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Provided by NASA and NIHHIS

Once Urban Heat Islands have been mapped, incorporating socioeconomic data pertaining to population, demographics, and health information into heat vulnerability indices (HVI) can help guide interventions to manage heat related risks to public health. This four-part, advanced webinar will build on ARSET’s urban heat island training held in November 2020 with hands-on exercises for participants to measure UHI and construct HVIs for their areas of interest.

This webinar series is a collaboration between NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) and the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS).

Webinar Series - Urban Heat Island Solutions Across the US 22 July 2021

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Learning from the NIHHIS UHI Community of Practice

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The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and its partners are hosting a webinar series to feature community case studies on what happens after Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns are conducted. The first webinar of the series, “Exploring the Heat Hazard”, will take place on July 29th at 2PM EDT and will highlight the range of experience of heat across the US. Key discussions will include a variety of methods and approaches to measure heat, from satellites, mobile transects, stationary observations, to wearable sensors. Speakers for this event include Jen Runkle (NC State University), Cameron Lee (Kent State University), and Brian Garcia (Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA/NWS), with moderation by Noura Randle (NOAA/CPO). Learn more about the webinars and register for the webinar series here.

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The Urban Heat Island Citizen Science Campaigns are made possible by:

SMV


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NOAA

NIHHIS is made possible by our participating agencies.

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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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