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Setting Ourselves Up for Success: Extreme Weather, Climate and Health

Originally webcast on July 18, 2013

Nathan Graber, MD, MPH

Director; Center for Environmental Health
New York State Department of Health

Although heat waves, heavy precipitation and coastal flooding are not new, their increasing frequency and severity have resulted in direct and indirect health impacts that challenge the resources of state, local and community public health professionals. Recognizing and responding to the public health consequences of climate require thoughtful planning, solid evidence, effective engagement, and meaningful interventions.

This broadcast will focus on specific health risks from extreme weather events and changes in climate. It will highlight efforts to improve our understanding of the risks and the possible public health interventions. In addition, examples from New York State will showcase the role of public health partnerships to foster resiliency and adaptation.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Define the health risks from weather-related events and a changing climate 
  • Describe examples of interventions and approaches to address these public health risks 
  • Name at least two ways in which local and state partners can collaborate to reduce health risks from climate impacts.