Developing Integrated Heat Health Information for Long-term Resilience and Early Warning - NIHHIS

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Extreme heat is a key public health risk in the adjacent cities of El Paso, TX, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and Las Cruces, NM. Projected temperature changes, combined with the urban heat island effect and regional poverty, expose urban areas with high vulnerabilities to heat-health risks. This project increases preparedness and capacity to adapt to extreme high temperatures and heat waves in Rio Grande/Bravo basin border cities through several approaches: identifying key heat-health parameters and target populations for heat-health early warning; determining a calendar of climate- and weather-related public health decisions; assessing capacity for coordinated heat-health early warning; and facilitating discussions toward developing a community of practice and mutual learning within a network of regional cities. The project advances frameworks for a National Integrated Heat Health Information System and initiatives within the Global Framework for Climate Services. For more information, click here.