Extreme heat-health action plans: The role of local public health in mobilizing the community
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related education
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe how extreme heat events impact the public health within urban settings. Discuss the role of local public health agencies in developing a extreme heat action plan in collaboration with other community stakeholders. Explain the impact of six extreme health events on morbidity and mortality within Milwaukee County during 2012. Identify factors associated with an increased risk for heat related illness within a community including the most vulnerable populations and environmental settings.
Keyword(s): Environmental Exposures, Community Collaboration
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I currently serve as Director of Disease Control and Environmental Health at the City of Milwaukee Health Department and have personally mobilized and managed public health response to dozens of heat-related emergency events within the City of Milwaukee the past 30 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.