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Extreme Heat Media Toolkit

Description:

Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Heat waves are already the most deadly weather-related exposure in the U.S., and account for more deaths annually than hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined. Children and older adults are at greater risk from heat. To help provide downloadable and customizable materials for local health departments and other organizations to assist with ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events, the CDC Climate and Health Program has developed an Extreme Heat Media Toolkit. An important goal of this toolkit is to provide downloadable and customizable materials for local health departments and other organizations, assisting ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events. The toolkit features information about how to communicate with communities about strategies for staying cool, staying hydrated, and staying informed. Additionally, information is provided specifically for individuals that are aged 65 and older, infants and children, people with chronic medical conditions, low-income populations, outdoor workers, and athletes.

Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adaptation, Climate, Environmental Health, Health Promotion and Health Education, Natural Disaster, Risk Communication, Vulnerable Populations

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

CDC

Submitted:

04/25/2012

Modified:

09/23/2014

The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.

Five most recent user comments

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
CLIMATE
By Linda Tindall


5 Stars of 5 - Extremely Useful
Tool Review
By Raymond Roe
Great tool for communicating the dangers of excessive heat exposure!


5 Stars of 5 - Extremely Useful
Great Tool
By Anonymous