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Understanding and responding to the impacts of a changing climate on human health.
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...View Full Article
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...View Full Article
Warmer Day Mortality in Yellowknife and Whitehorse: Are There Already Demonstrable Climate Change Impacts?
Presentations: Inuit Environment and Health: One Issue under Climate ChangeOnalee Randell, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) Prescription for a Healthy Canada: Towards a National Environmental Health Strategy David Boyd, Trudeau Scholar at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Environmental Sustainability and Impacts on Health: Building an AgendaRay Copes, NCCEH Workshop ReportView Full Article
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - Climate Communications Initiative Open Session
The Climate Communications Initiative (CCI) aims to coordinate efforts across the Academies to successfully address public questions about climate change, develop innovative approaches for communicating and disseminating climate information, and provide easy access to evidence-based findings and explanations of climate change to various audiences. The CCI will enable the Academies to advise the...View Full Article
UBC School of Population and Public Health - Mitigating Climate Change: Greatest Public Health Opportunity of the 21st Century?
American Public Health Association (APHA) - Climate Changes Children's Health: Protecting Our Future
Part of the Year of Climate Change and Health webinar series, this seventh installment will highlight children's sensitivity to the health threats imposed by climate change, and will offer solutions to help this vulnerable population mitigate and adapt to those threats. Brought to you by APHA and the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment.View Full Article
NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series - Monitoring Health Impacts of Climate Change: A GIS Application to Display Real-Time Surveillance of Environmental Data and Health Outcomes Combined with Demographic Information
The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online. Speakers:Dr. Paul Belanger, Director, Knowledge Management, KFL&A Public HealthDr. Nancy VanStone, Research Associate, Knowledge Management, KFL&A Public Health Abstract:A key need...View Full Article
NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series - Conservation as a Public Health Strategy for Climate Change Preparedness
The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online. Speaker: Dr. Craig Stephen, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative Abstract: A community’s capacity to cope with change and make incremental improvements to health may...View Full Article