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Public Health Preparedness: Climate Change and Public Health

September 20, 2012

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Program Description:
Extreme weather floods, hurricanes, heat waves, wind storms, blizzards, and ice storms have always had a public health component. Now, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Climate-Ready States and Cites Initiative, and the American Public Health Association Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role time for public health professionals to begin systematizing their knowledge of climate change and their roles as professionals in response to climate change.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the health impacts of climate change and the populations most vulnerable to these impacts;
  2. Describe how to anticipate future trends and the impact of those trends on various public health issues;
  3. Describe systems that are in place to detect and respond to emerging health threats;
  4. Identify resources that can help you develop strategies to manage these health risks.

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Who Should Attend:
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc).

These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Grant number 5 U90 TP224249-04. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

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