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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.

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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