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Report: First Regional NIHHIS Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Workshop in El Paso, TX
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Report: First Regional NIHHIS Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Workshop in El Paso, TX

On July 13, 2016 the National Integrated Heat Health Information System hosted a workshop in El Paso, Texas titled, "Developing an Integrated Heat Health Information System for Long-Term Resilience to Climate and Weather Extremes in the El Paso-Juárez-Las Cruces Region."

Sponsored in collaboration by universities and local and federal agencies, the workshop brought together individuals in government, practitioner, and academic communities from Mexico and the United States to discuss the intersection of the region’s climate and weather with factors affecting public health risks related to extreme heat. This executive summary outlines workshop goals, key challenges, and recommendations for the following aspects of improving heat health resilience in the region:

  1. Historical Climatology and Variability
  2. Linkages Between Heat Parameters and Health Outcomes
  3. Prediction, Outlooks, Early Warning
  4. Communication and Engagement
  5. Capacity Building and Training.

Access the full report:  https://docs.lib.noaa.gov/noaa_documents/NOAA_related_docs/NIHHIS_RGB_July2016_Workshop_Report_pub-Jan2017.pdf

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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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