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Climate and Health Workshop in India briefed on Climate Services for Public Health by CPO’s Trtanj
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Climate and Health Workshop in India briefed on Climate Services for Public Health by CPO’s Trtanj

Juli Trtanj (OAR/CPO) served as a key resource person at a national capacity building initiative for climate and health in New Delhi, India from 22-24 September 2015. Trtanj presented a global overview of climate services for public health to an interdisciplinary group of scientists (climatologists, meteorologists, epidemiologists, public health and social development experts) at a workshop hosted by TARU Leading Edge, the Indian Meteorological Society, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The overview included a briefing on the concepts behind the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and outcomes from the recent NOAA-lead Workshop on the Development of Climate Information Systems for Heat Health Early Warning in Chicago, including future heat health system pilots and research collaborations with India. The briefing will also include updates on NOAA’s collaborative efforts in water and vector-borne diseases, highlighting our vibrio forecasting work with the NOS Ecological Forecasting Services, and our work on cholera early warning in Bangladesh. Coverage of NOAA’s other international efforts with health connections, such as NWS/NCEP’s international work on monsoons, and our involvement with the Global Framework on Climate Services and the Group on Earth Observations was also included.

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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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