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Heat Advice

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

Our HeatAdvice project was about the advice provided to the public for protection against heat-related illness. The potential impact of elevated temperatures on mortality and morbidity are severe. Every year, hospitalizations and deaths in numbers well above average, occur during and just after days of extreme heat, particularly in vulnerable populations. HeatAdvice was developed by the NCCEH...

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Current Evidence on the Effectiveness of Interventions During Heat Episodes

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

This summary provides current evidence on the effect iveness of a variety of described heat interventions by highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each. The authors argue that in the absence of a formal evaluation of effectiveness, and given the limited evaluations of interventions so far accomplished, it is difficult to present a complete review on this topic. The authors also caution...

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Workshops Presentations

Heat-Related Mortality in BC: Surprising Numbers

Warmer Day Mortality in Yellowknife and Whitehorse: Are There Already Demonstrable Climate Change Impacts?

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health

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Preventing Heat-Related Deaths: What We Know, What We Can Do

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

Health Canada - Heat Health Community Sharing Network Webinar

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Climate Changes Health: How Climate is Changing Your Dinner Plans

Topics: Climate, Food General, Canada 

Part of the Year of Climate Change and Health webinar series, this sixth installment highlights agriculture, food safety and security and the resulting health impacts of a changing climate. Public health experts will cover topics including food systems, food production, the use of energy in food distribution and how each affects our health. This webinar is brought to you APHA and Johns Hopkins...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Climate Change + Health Equity: Telling the Story With Data

Third in a four-part series from the County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency. National and state leaders will address health equity and data tools available to integrate equity into climate communications and adaptation planning. Moderated by: Linda Helland, Climate Change and Health Equity Program, Office of Health Equity, California Department of Public HealthIntegrating Equity into Resilience...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Innovative Curricula for Public Health Priority Populations

Fourth in a four-part series from the County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency. How do climate change communications fit into existing public health programs? Local leaders share effective, low-cost approaches to making this connection. Building Climate Change Capacity Among Community Health Workers: Nancy Villasenor, Health Educator, California Department of Public HealthOutsideIn SLO: We Take...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Climate Changes Health: The Breath and Heart of It All

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

Part of the Year of Climate Change and Health webinar series, this fourth installment will highlight the lung and heart health impacts of air pollution exposure in a changing climate. Brought to you by APHA, the American Lung Association, the Global Health Climate and Health Alliance, the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance, the Planetary Health Alliance and the Medical Society Consortium on...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) - Enjoy the sun safely: Protect your skin, protect your eyes: The updated recommended core content for sun safety

This presentation describes the updated recommended core content for sun safety messages in Canada. It will review the evidence and process used to achieve consensus on key facts and recommended protective action statements (e.g., shade, clothing, sunscreen and eye protection) for public education. It is based on a paper published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health (2016; vol 107, no 4-5...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications and Guidance

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

Join ecoAmerica, Climate for Health, Dr. Susan Clayton (Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology, College of Wooster) and Dr. Howard Kurtzman (acting executive director of the American Psychological Association's Science Directorate) for a free webinar highlighting the insights found in this report. Participants can expect to: Discover and better understand the links between physical impact,...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Climate Change Planning Tools

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

Second in a four-part series from the County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency. Climate leaders at the state and local level will provide case studies, tools and practical advice on how to use and develop resources to implement climate adaptation. California’s Integrated Approach to Addressing Climate Change: Michael McCormick, Senior Planner, Governor’s Office of Planning and ResearchAdaptation...

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National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) - Communicating the Risk of Infectious Diseases in a Changing Climate

What are effective means available to public health practitioners in communicating risk of infectious diseases to the public? When a new outbreak emerges, how can public health convey facts and risks accurately to the public and to policy makers? How are risks interpreted by various audiences? These are examples of some of the questions that public health professionals may grapple with during a...

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