Most prior research investigating the health effects of extreme cold has been limited to temperature alone. Only a few studies have assessed population vulnerability and compared various weather indicators. The study described in this article intended to evaluate the effects of cold weather on admissions due to ischemic heart disease, especially acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and to examine the potential interactive effects between weather factors and demographics on AMI.
NEHA Signs World Health Organization (WHO) Climate Agreement Call for Action
NEHA invites all health professionals to join WHO on the call to action for a strong and effective climate agreement that will save lives both now and in the future and for a climate change agreement that promotes the following:
The American Public Health Association (APHA) webinar Climate Changes Health: Two CDC BRACE Grantees Take Steps Toward Adaptation will provide information about the CDC’s BRACE (Building Resilience Against Climate Effects) framework and share climate adaptation steps communities in Oregon and Vermont are taking to prevent the health threats related to climate change.
In the Northwest Arctic Borough, the impact of climate on environmental conditions is a fact of life, and with this comes a substantial challenge to the Native Inupiat lifestyle, culture, and traditional subsistence "way of life." Like areas which are being inundated by sea level rise, these changes are affecting drinking water, sanitation and other infrastructure at the "coalface" where these impacts are most evident in the US.
To gain a better understanding of cross sectoral approaches to addressing the social determinants of health, the Association of Academic Health Centers is conducting interviews with individuals from organizations utilizing non-healthcare approaches to improving health. This session will focus on the stories of two organizations addressing environmental issues - one focusing on environmental health, and one on climate change & global health - and how they can collaborate with academic health centers to improve health.
"Environmental health professionals work in your communities to protect your air, food, and water. The President’s Clean Power Plan builds on our profession’s efforts to create safe and healthy communities by limiting carbon pollution from power plants, which will improve and protect the public’s health now and for years to come. We welcome and support this significant milestone."
CDC saw the need for and developed a comprehensive approach for public health agencies to anticipate, prepare for and respond to the numerous challenges presented by the effects of climate change on human health. This presentation will highlight initiatives underway and tools in development for establishing 'climate ready' public health agencies. The speaker will describe successes and challenges implementing CDC's process for building climate resilience capabilities in Arizona, and share lessons learned and best practices in implementing the framework at your agency.