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NYSDOH-Climate7 NYS Virtual Climate and Health Adaptation Workshop Series: Extreme Heat, Weather Vulnerability

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Section 1 On Demand Recordings Ongoing

Course Description

This course is a recording of the Extreme Heat, Weather Vulnerability workshop from the New York State Local Health Department Climate and Health Adaptation Workshop series. The workshop was originally held on October 26th, 2022 and included a variety of speakers. In the recording, Anjali Sauthoff from the Westchester County Climate Crisis Task Force presents on an institutional-level extreme heat early warning plan that was implemented with collaborators in Westchester County. Eric Medina, Director of Emergency Preparedness at the Rockland County Department of Health, and Christopher Jensen, Program Coordinator at the Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services, present on Rockland County Cooling Centers. Zoe Hamstead, from the University of California at Berkeley Department of City and Regional Planning discussed how academic institutions and scholars can help support heat health action that local health departments are working on.

By viewing this course, participants will learn about adaptation strategies being taken at the local health department level to help mitigate health effects of extreme heat. The will also learn how academic institutions and local health departments could potentially work together to drive forward heat health actions.

Average Completion Time

2 hours



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