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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) - 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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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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