Costs of climate change: U.s. was not prepared for heatwaves in summer 2011
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Environmental health sciences
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Describe the results of a national survey on heat wave adaptation and the strategies utilized by local government to address climate change Compare the costs of adaptation to heatwaves borne by various local governments Explain the practices and barriers utilized by diverse localities to protect the public form the harmful impacts of heat waves, especially vulnerable populations Demonstrate the level of preparedness of communities to address the heat wave during the summer of 2011 Discuss the policy and planning approaches to enhance community planning around climate change and heatwaves List ways we can better engage local government with communities to build resiliency
Keyword(s): Climate Change, Health Departments
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the lead author on other papers related to this topic, as well as a co-researcher on multiple federally funded grants. Among my scientific interest is protecting the public from the ramifications of climate change, with a focus on planning and policy development at the local level.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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