Climate Change Adaptation: Addressing Heat-Related Morbidity and Mortality among Seniors in New York City

This presentation was given as part of a webinar series presented by the American Public Health Association, entitled "Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role." The presentation was given in Session 1 of the series airing on March 2, 2011 entitled  "A Look at State and Local Climate Change Action Planning."

The presentation demonstrates the risks of heat-related mortality, with a particular focus on aging populations, and presents New York City's Heat Wave Adaptation Program. It provides advice for public health messaging and community education and outreach.  

The audio recording of the March 2 meeting that coincided with this presentation can be found at: (Click on the climate change tag at the bottom of the screen and then select "webinars.")

Publication Date: March 2, 2011

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  • Nathan Graber

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