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Reg2PHTC-Climate2 Climate & Health Research in NYS / Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Process in IL

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Archived Webcast On Demand Recordings Ongoing

Course Description

Part of the Public Health and Climate Change Webinar Series from the Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative and the Region 2 Public Health Training Center

 April 13th 1-2pm EST –

Climate and Health Research: How have extreme weather and natural disasters affected human health in New York State?  

Presenter: Dr. Shao Lin, University at Albany, School of Public Health, Climate and Health Research

We will describe the results of our multiple projects assessing whether extreme heat and cold affect multiple health outcomes and their vulnerabilities. We will also discuss how natural disaster such as Hurricane Sandy affected human health in NY. Finally, the strategies and activities of translating research findings to public health practice will be highlighted.

Following the webinar, participants will be able to

·         Discuss the research findings of the effects of extreme weather and natural disaster on human health

·         Identify population vulnerability to extreme weather events and climate change

·         Develop evidence-based interventions based on research findings


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Integrating Climate and Public Health Data into the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Process

Presenter: Elena Grossman, University of Illinois at Chicago, BRACE-Illinois Project

The Illinois Department of Public Health updated the Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant language, which is issued to all local health departments and resource hospitals, requiring all grantees to address the possibility that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe in their Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA).  Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Illinois Project developed guidelines to assist local health departments in fulfilling this new requirement.  This webinar will describe the guidelines on how local health departments can incorporate climate change into the HVA process and assess these new risks and vulnerabilities to the public health system.

Following the webinar, participants will be able to

·         Describe how climate change is altering the way emergency preparedness is conducted

·         Explain how local health departments can incorporate climate change into the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis  process



Average Completion Time

1 hours




Associated Programs (Explain)

There are no programs currently assigned to this course

Course Competencies

  • 1A01 Describes factors affecting the health of a community (e.g., equity, income, education, environment)
  • 1A02 Identifies quantitative and qualitative data and information (e.g., vital statistics, electronic health records, transportation patterns, unemployment rates, community input, health equity impact assessments) that can be used for assessing the health of a
  • 1A09 Describes public health applications of quantitative and qualitative data
  • 1A12 Contributes to assessments of community health status and factors influencing health in a community (e.g., quality, availability, accessibility, and use of health services; access to affordable housing)
  • 1A13 Explains how community health assessments use information about health status, factors influencing health, and assets and resources
  • 1A14 Describes how evidence (e.g., data, findings reported in peer-reviewed literature) is used in decision making
  • 2A01 Contributes to state/Tribal/community health improvement planning (e.g., providing data to supplement community health assessments, communicating observations from work in the field)
  • 2A05 Identifies current trends (e.g., health, fiscal, social, political, environmental) affecting the health of a community
  • 2A10 Gathers information for evaluating policies, programs, and services (e.g., outputs, outcomes, processes, procedures, return on investment)
  • 2A12 Describes how public health informatics is used in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services (e.g., integrated data systems, electronic reporting, knowledge management systems, geographic information systems)
  • 4A03 Describes the ways diversity may influence policies, programs, services, and the health of a community
  • 4A06 Describes the effects of policies, programs, and services on different populations in a community
  • 6A04 Retrieves evidence (e.g., research findings, case reports, community surveys) from print and electronic sources (e.g., PubMed, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, The World Health Report) to support dec
  • 6A06 Describes evidence used in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services
  • 7A06 Provides information for proposals for funding (e.g., foundations, government agencies, corporations)
  • 7A10 Describes how teams help achieve program and organizational goals (e.g., the value of different disciplines, sectors, skills, experiences, and perspectives; scope of work and timeline)
  • 8A09 Describes ways to improve individual and program performance